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2009-06-19 03:16:51 PM  
now that's good comedy
Link^ to the real writer's blog
 
2009-06-19 03:23:38 PM  
now that's good comedy
Link to the real writer's blog
 
2009-06-19 03:37:42 PM  
I'm not really sure what that website's all about, but every single article "by Annie Kaszina" names the author at the end.
 
2009-06-19 03:47:58 PM  
Hah... stupid. So they're attempting to do a SEO play, I think? Not realizing that repeated articles have less/no value? (I do this as part of my job and bang out multiple variations on the same theme at about 10 mins. each for that reason.)

Ah, Indian writers. My sources of amusement and frustration.
 
2009-06-19 03:52:52 PM  
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/Y'all should see some of the plagiarism attempts my students have tried to get away with. *sigh*
//She seems to do this as a matter of course.

The 'author' on this site has a PhD , my ass. But I'm guessing whomever is submitting these articles under the name "Annie Kaszina" started with her articles and was at that point smart enough to use her name. WOW. The stupid, it burns.

HA. Advice on how to submit articles?

/I hope 'she' doesn't get paid by the number of people who view 'her' articles.
 
2009-06-19 04:08:20 PM  
One of the first cases of plagiarism I caught as a fledgling prof was a student in a gut sociology course, who did not really speaka the English. His paper was masterful, had flawless internal citations, and late in the paper this gem:

"as we discussed in the previous chapter..."

On a hunch that he miiiiight not have been using the royal "we" while discussing the last chapter from the class, I checked, and indeed he had copied about eight pages, faithfully verbatim, from the source text. This was in the bad old pre-intarwebz days (1993), so if you wanted to cheat you actually had to do the typing. He was also utterly astonished that he was getting a zero.

My favorite one was the student who I failed once for plagiarizing during a fall term. He took me again next term and turned in his first submission, which was, of course, plagiarized. With his submission he included this note: "this time you're not going to catch me copying something online". He was right -- it was a printed text. But he was also wrong -- thank goodness for Amazon's "search inside" feature. That one got him expelled. Ah, youth.
 
2009-06-19 04:19:12 PM  
 
2009-06-19 04:29:23 PM  
This reminds me of my days as a professor, because that is what I am. I am a professor. Nevertheless, one day a student copied something to write a paper. This was the days before writing utensils were readily available, as was the custom of the time. Notwithstanding, I had him beaten senseless. That was my job at the time.
 
2009-06-19 06:23:35 PM  

Adjective Bird Whiskey: This was the days before writing utensils were readily available, as was the custom of the time.


Not an English Professor I take it?
 
2009-06-19 06:24:15 PM  
Helpful hint: when posting links to Fark, try to pick articles that don't die after 88 clicks.
 
2009-06-19 06:25:44 PM  
I plagiarize things on the internet, so I'm getting a real kick out of these replies
 
2009-06-19 06:25:53 PM  
There is no way to get away with plagerism anymore.
 
2009-06-19 06:26:16 PM  
Ward Churchill approves!

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2009-06-19 06:28:41 PM  
Pocket Ninja, you crack me up...
 
2009-06-19 06:29:12 PM  
One of the first cases of plagiarism I caught as a fledgling prof was a student in a gut sociology course, who did not really speaka the English. His paper was masterful, had flawless internal citations, and late in the paper this gem:

"as we discussed in the previous chapter..."

On a hunch that he miiiiight not have been using the royal "we" while discussing the last chapter from the class, I checked, and indeed he had copied about eight pages, faithfully verbatim, from the source text. This was in the bad old pre-intarwebz days (1993), so if you wanted to cheat you actually had to do the typing. He was also utterly astonished that he was getting a zero.

My favorite one was the student who I failed once for plagiarizing during a fall term. He took me again next term and turned in his first submission, which was, of course, plagiarized. With his submission he included this note: "this time you're not going to catch me copying something online". He was right -- it was a printed text. But he was also wrong -- thank goodness for Amazon's "search inside" feature. That one got him expelled. Ah, youth.
 
2009-06-19 06:29:41 PM  
I plagiarize things on the internet, so I'm getting a real kick out of these replies
 
2009-06-19 06:30:34 PM  
Pocket Ninja, you crack me up...
 
2009-06-19 06:31:03 PM  
This paper has been plagiarized. I can tell from some of the text and from seeing quite a few plagiarisms in my day.
 
2009-06-19 06:31:12 PM  
One of the first cases of plagiarism I caught as a fledgling prof was a student in a gut sociology course, who did not really speaka the English. His paper was masterful, had flawless internal citations, and late in the paper this gem:

"as we discussed in the previous chapter..."

On a hunch that he miiiiight not have been using the royal "we" while discussing the last chapter from the class, I checked, and indeed he had copied about eight pages, faithfully verbatim, from the source text. This was in the bad old pre-intarwebz days (1993), so if you wanted to cheat you actually had to do the typing. He was also utterly astonished that he was getting a zero.

My favorite one was the student who I failed once for plagiarizing during a fall term. He took me again next term and turned in his first submission, which was, of course, plagiarized. With his submission he included this note: "this time you're not going to catch me copying something online". He was right -- it was a printed text. But he was also wrong -- thank goodness for Amazon's "search inside" feature. That one got him expelled. Ah, youth.
 
2009-06-19 06:31:17 PM  
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2009-06-19 06:32:49 PM  
Item 1: this is funny stuff.

Item 2: boned already. Wow.

PJ_the_Barbarian is most known for writing novels like Oliver Twist, but wrote numerous short stories, poetry and articles over the course of his life.
 
2009-06-19 06:33:09 PM  
I plagiarize things on the internet, so I'm getting a real kick out of these replies

/going for irony
 
2009-06-19 06:33:09 PM  
hey, TheAgeOfEgos, you stole my post!
 
2009-06-19 06:34:02 PM  

Adjective Bird Whiskey: This reminds me of my days as a professor, because that is what I am. I am a professor. Nevertheless, one day a student copied something to write a paper. This was the days before writing utensils were readily available, as was the custom of the time. Notwithstanding, I had him beaten senseless. That was my job at the time.

I laughed;out loud this time.
 
2009-06-19 06:34:26 PM  
OK people enough with plagiarizing each other's posts.
I'm getting deja vu all over again.

/The horse is dead already. You can stop beating it.
//Yes, I mean you. The one in the back.
 
2009-06-19 06:35:13 PM  
now that's good comedy
Link^ to the real writer's blog
 
2009-06-19 06:35:37 PM  
One of the first cases of plagiarism I caught as a fledgling prof was a student in a gut sociology course, who did not really speaka the English. His paper was masterful, had flawless internal citations, and late in the paper this gem:

"as we discussed in the previous chapter..."

On a hunch that he miiiiight not have been using the royal "we" while discussing the last chapter from the class, I checked, and indeed he had copied about eight pages, faithfully verbatim, from the source text. This was in the bad old pre-intarwebz days (1993), so if you wanted to cheat you actually had to do the typing. He was also utterly astonished that he was getting a zero.

My favorite one was the student who I failed once for plagiarizing during a fall term. He took me again next term and turned in his first submission, which was, of course, plagiarized. With his submission he included this note: "this time you're not going to catch me copying something online". He was right -- it was a printed text. But he was also wrong -- thank goodness for Amazon's "search inside" feature. That one got him expelled. Ah, youth.
 
2009-06-19 06:35:50 PM  
I'm surprised nobody has self-plagiarized their post yet.
 
2009-06-19 06:36:40 PM  

Raven Darke: OK people enough with plagiarizing each other's posts.
I'm getting deja vu all over again.



That's exactly what I say!
 
2009-06-19 06:37:26 PM  
Oops, sorry prof, I meant to use teh quotes.
Yeah, quotes, that's the ticket, it was an honest mistake.
 
2009-06-19 06:37:30 PM  
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2009-06-19 06:38:16 PM  
My plagiarism story:

When I was a T.A. in grad school I taught a chemistry lab. I busted someone for plagiarizing work from the web. (specifically the proposed chemical reaction). I know this because the chemical reaction scheme was in German.
 
2009-06-19 06:38:48 PM  

Pocket Ninja: now that's good comedy
Link to the real writer's blog


Why the hell did it take me so long to see what you did there?
 
2009-06-19 06:38:52 PM  
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2009-06-19 06:39:14 PM  

Jesus built my hybrid: There is no way to get away with plagerism anymore.


But you can look right above your post if you have any doubts about the correct spelling of 'plagiarism'.

/sorry, but the word has been in almost every post yet you manage to misspell it.
 
2009-06-19 06:39:54 PM  

dahmers love zombie: One of the first cases of plagiarism I caught as a fledgling prof was a student in a gut sociology course, who did not really speaka the English. His paper was masterful, had flawless internal citations, and late in the paper this gem:

"as we discussed in the previous chapter..."

On a hunch that he miiiiight not have been using the royal "we" while discussing the last chapter from the class, I checked, and indeed he had copied about eight pages, faithfully verbatim, from the source text. This was in the bad old pre-intarwebz days (1993), so if you wanted to cheat you actually had to do the typing. He was also utterly astonished that he was getting a zero.

My favorite one was the student who I failed once for plagiarizing during a fall term. He took me again next term and turned in his first submission, which was, of course, plagiarized. With his submission he included this note: "this time you're not going to catch me copying something online". He was right -- it was a printed text. But he was also wrong -- thank goodness for Amazon's "search inside" feature. That one got him expelled. Ah, youth.


I felt gut-wrenchingly sick while reading this. I've never understood plagiarism; it seems so boring.
 
2009-06-19 06:39:57 PM  

dahmers love zombie: That one got him expelled. Ah, youth.


That kind of stupid should be painful. And it should burn. People like that should go around all day clutching their heads, saying, "Goddamn, it hurts so bad to be this stupid."
 
2009-06-19 06:40:19 PM  
Like I am going to read all that bullshiat for a probably anticlimactic cause

-1

fail
 
2009-06-19 06:40:21 PM  
One time a professor caught me plagiarizing on a very important paper. He gave me a failing grade. I took his class next term and he caught me cheating again. Hence the Login.
 
2009-06-19 06:40:32 PM  
I just want to tell you both good luck. We're all counting on you.

/Did I do it right?
 
2009-06-19 06:40:47 PM  

maxspeed: Jesus built my hybrid: There is no way to get away with plagerism anymore.

But you can look right above your post if you have any doubts about the correct spelling of 'plagiarism'.

/sorry, but the word has been in almost every post yet you manage to misspell it.


that would be plagiarism.
 
2009-06-19 06:41:18 PM  
Sometimes I copy words out of the dictionary so that I can spell them correctly.

Is that plagiarism?
 
2009-06-19 06:41:35 PM  

timujin: now that's good comedy
Link^ to the real writer's blog


Pocket Ninja: now that's good comedy
Link to the real writer's blog


Now that's good comedy!
 
2009-06-19 06:42:48 PM  
Farked link?

Sounds like a facepalm to me though.
 
2009-06-19 06:43:00 PM  
One of the first cases of plagiarism I caught as a fledgling prof was a student in a gut sociology course, who did not really speaka the English. His paper was masterful, had flawless internal citations, and late in the paper this gem:

"as we discussed in the previous chapter..."

On a hunch that he miiiiight not have been using the royal "we" while discussing the last chapter from the class, I checked, and indeed he had copied about eight pages, faithfully verbatim, from the source text. This was in the bad old pre-intarwebz days (1993), so if you wanted to cheat you actually had to do the typing. He was also utterly astonished that he was getting a zero.

My favorite one was the student who I failed once for plagiarizing during a fall term. He took me again next term and turned in his first submission, which was, of course, plagiarized. With his submission he included this note: "this time you're not going to catch me copying something online". He was right -- it was a printed text. But he was also wrong -- thank goodness for Amazon's "search inside" feature. That one got him expelled. Ah, youth.
 
2009-06-19 06:44:40 PM  
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2009-06-19 06:45:37 PM  
Um, the "author" in question is merely posting a COPY of another writer's article. The website just happens to put "by " under the title. The post includes a LINK TO THE ORIGINAL.

This is not plagiarism, this is reposting.
 
2009-06-19 06:47:31 PM  
Item 1: this is funny stuff.

Item 2: boned already. Wow.

PJ_the_Barbarian is most known for writing novels like Oliver Twist, but wrote numerous short stories, poetry and articles over the course of his life.
 
2009-06-19 06:48:26 PM  
Plagiarism is promted by weak essay assignments.

Write an essay on Hamlet: you get blatant idea theft.

Write an essay where you defend Ophelia's suicide using Xenophon's The Education of Cyrus as evidence: Well, you don't get idea theft, just fewer students.

/Yah, I know she didn't kill herself
 
2009-06-19 06:48:29 PM  

Point02GPA: One time a professor caught me plagiarizing on a very important paper. He gave me a failing grade. I took his class next term and he caught me cheating again. Hence the Login.


You could always get a career writing porn.
 
2009-06-19 06:48:55 PM  
once, when i was a college student, i discovered that the entire language arts department was plagiarizing the plagiarism policy. i pointed it out because i thought it was funny, they didn't think it was funny. they also didn't think it was wrong.
 
2009-06-19 06:49:19 PM  
I'm a professional writer/editor, and as part of my work I contribute to a few online blogs. One blogger for a particular magazine's website asked me for some research help on a particular topic. Instead of just sending him links to pages that had the info he needed, I broke it down into several different paragraphs of explanation for each bullet point, and included a relevant link where applicable.

Much to my surprise, said blogger had a post listed under his own name and photo two days later and it was the information I'd sent him word for word, with no accreditation or acknowledgement whatsoever. I emailed the boss/editor-in-chief and sent him my original notes as proof, and his only response was "Uh, we can send you $XXX as a ghost writer payment." When I protested that that was not the point, that this person had put his name on someone else's work, all they did was pull his post. No further "punishment" apparently, as he is still a regular blogger for that site.
 
2009-06-19 06:49:22 PM  

Adjective Bird Whiskey: This reminds me of my days as a professor, because that is what I am. I am a professor. Nevertheless, one day a student copied something to write a paper. This was the days before writing utensils were readily available, as was the custom of the time. Notwithstanding, I had him beaten senseless. That was my job at the time.


Wasn't the onion on your belt getting in the way of the paper?
 
2009-06-19 06:49:44 PM  
Many professors in China have been fired in the last two years, as student clubs have been formed to run the professors old dissertations through plagiarism search engines. Until recently, brazen plagiarism was the norm for thesis and dissertations in most third world universities .
 
2009-06-19 06:50:53 PM  

Odd The Viking: Um, the "author" in question is merely posting a COPY of another writer's article. The website just happens to put "by " under the title. The post includes a LINK TO THE ORIGINAL.

This is not plagiarism, this is reposting.


I can't tell, the web server got FARKED in under 100 clicks.
 
2009-06-19 06:51:59 PM  
Um, the "author" in question is merely posting a COPY of another writer's article. The website just happens to put "by " under the title. The post includes a LINK TO THE ORIGINAL.

This is not plagiarism, this is reposting.

/Changed a single letter in the above, so it's not plaugiaourism
//I'm British, hence the spelling of "plagiarism"
 
2009-06-19 06:52:26 PM  
One of the first cases of plagiarism I caught as a fledgling prof was a student in a gut sociology course, who did not really speaka the English. His paper was masterful, had flawless internal citations, and late in the paper this gem:

"as we discussed in the previous chapter..."

On a hunch that he miiiiight not have been using the royal "we" while discussing the last chapter from the class, I checked, and indeed he had copied about eight pages, faithfully verbatim, from the source text. This was in the bad old pre-intarwebz days (1993), so if you wanted to cheat you actually had to do the typing. He was also utterly astonished that he was getting a zero.

My favorite one was the student who I failed once for plagiarizing during a fall term. He took me again next term and turned in his first submission, which was, of course, plagiarized. With his submission he included this note: "this time you're not going to catch me copying something online". He was right -- it was a printed text. But he was also wrong -- thank goodness for Amazon's "search inside" feature. That one got him expelled. Ah, youth.
 
2009-06-19 06:52:36 PM  
When I was in school it was much harder to plagiarize. Nowadays all kids have to do is copy, paste and print. It's too tempting to be lazy.

Back in the '80s and before we used to hand-write our reports with a pen (I know that's a foreign concept to current students). If you were going to plagiarize, you'd have to copy from an encyclopedia or another book and write it word-for-word. If you're going to go to all the trouble to write pages of text by hand, why plagiarize? It's pretty easy to move some things around, change some words, and interject some original thoughts. Then you cite your sources at the bottom and what do you know, you just wrote a report without plagiarizing!

Kids today are spoiled and lazy. That's all it is.
 
2009-06-19 06:52:54 PM  
Odd The Viking: Um, the "author" in question is merely posting a COPY of another writer's article. The website just happens to put "by " under the title. The post includes a LINK TO THE ORIGINAL.

This is not plagiarism, this is reposting.



wait, what? Where is that link to the original? You mean that link at the bottom of the article that links to that very article on that site?

Article Source: http://www.new.citynewslive.com
 
2009-06-19 06:53:57 PM  

August11: Write an essay where you defend Ophelia's suicide using Xenophon's The Education of Cyrus as evidence: Well, you don't get idea theft, just fewer students.

/Yah, I know she didn't kill herself


She didn't?

/Hasn't read it in a while. Do explain.
 
2009-06-19 06:54:06 PM  
Mongo cut wood:
Ward Churchill approves!

Holy crap, he looks just as wingnutty as I imagined.

My plagiarism story is this. I took a grad school biology course where, due to the usual professorial laziness, we all graded each others' papers. One of the students was a "course-based MSc" who had come from China with a totally bogus CV (claimed lots of lab experience, in reality she didn't know her ass from a centrifuge) and managed to stay anyway by crying racism when they tried to rescind her admission.

Some paragraphs of her paper were barely readable Chinglish, but others were flawless. It was obvious she'd copied them verbatim from a journal article, a lemur could have spotted it. I pointed this out to the prof and he sighed "yeah... I know..."

%$@#ing nothing was done about it because they didn't want to have her stirring up shiat again. They just failed her on the course, instead of the expulsion from grad school that a plagiarist customarily would get.

The other foreign students who toiled endlessly for their degrees should have given her a "blanket party" and thrown her in the harbour. And... she's probably still in Canada, smearing her incompetence all over some university lab position.
 
2009-06-19 06:54:19 PM  
No one in Alberta knows where Australia is anyway, being way way up there in old Europe

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2009-06-19 06:54:50 PM  
man, I hate it when people plagiarize. I am a student at a university, studying game design, and have been pulled to the deans office over six times in the last year because instructors caught other students handing in my work as their own. Five of the times they tried to say that "I gave it to them" and the sixth one actually came clean.

I am a procrastinator but i don't take others work. Pretty sad when someone tries to hand in another persons work as their own.
 
2009-06-19 06:57:52 PM  
Do you realize what would happen if I hand in my homework in your handwriting?
 
2009-06-19 06:58:10 PM  
/.'d
 
2009-06-19 06:58:40 PM  
I got accused of plagiarism once. I asked the class for a show of hands on whether what the item in question was common knowledge and therefore didn't require a source. Everyone raised their hand. That was one professor who felt pretty dumb :)
 
2009-06-19 06:59:21 PM  
In my senior english class in high school, my teacher called me out for plagiarism on my term paper. I remember the sentence being some about "The Navy's being operational" or some damn thing. She asked me about that sentence, and what that type of usage was called. I said I had no idea. Apparently it is a 'gerund'. I never knew what it meant. I still don't know what it means... I just knew (somewhat) proper English, and how to make phrases longer... increasing my page length without actually saying anything more. That was all she had against me, and I promptly got a 40. A god damn 40. I still passed for the semester, but that's always stuck with me. When I was 6, I learned how to masturbate. I didn't know what it was, I just knew it felt soooo so right. God damn uppity teachers with their 'vocabulary'.
 
2009-06-19 06:59:44 PM  
as i always say... and you can quote me ..

Plagiarists are always suspicious of being stolen from, Plagiarists at least have the quality of preservation....

Genius Borrows nobly.

pope183
 
2009-06-19 07:00:37 PM  

Epsilon: Back in the '80s and before we used to hand-write our reports with a pen (I know that's a foreign concept to current students). If you were going to plagiarize, you'd have to copy from an encyclopedia or another book and write it word-for-word. If you're going to go to all the trouble to write pages of text by hand, why plagiarize? It's pretty easy to move some things around, change some words, and interject some original thoughts. Then you cite your sources at the bottom and what do you know, you just wrote a report without plagiarizing!

Kids today are spoiled and lazy. That's all it is.


In 7th grade (1998-99) I had an old-fashioned science teacher who made us hand-write all our essays to cut back on plagiarism. I hadn't hand-written an essay in like six years. Wouldn't have been so bad if he hadn't required us to include pictures, which he demanded be hand-drawn or traced.
 
2009-06-19 07:00:38 PM  
One of the first cases of plagiarism I caught as a fledgling prof was a student in a gut sociology course, who did not really speaka the English. His paper was masterful, had flawless internal citations, and late in the paper this gem:

"as we discussed in the previous chapter..."

On a hunch that he miiiiight not have been using the royal "we" while discussing the last chapter from the class, I checked, and indeed he had copied about eight pages, faithfully verbatim, from the source text. This was in the bad old pre-intarwebz days (1993), so if you wanted to cheat you actually had to do the typing. He was also utterly astonished that he was getting a zero.

My favorite one was the student who I failed once for plagiarizing during a fall term. He took me again next term and turned in his first submission, which was, of course, plagiarized. With his submission he included this note: "this time you're not going to catch me copying something online". He was right -- it was a printed text. But he was also wrong -- thank goodness for Amazon's "search inside" feature. That one got him expelled. Ah, youth.
 
2009-06-19 07:01:39 PM  
I was running on empty (and admittedly, a little bit of amphetamine) in my first year of college when I wrote a research paper for English Comp class all about how to best plagiarize the particular paper that I was writing. I did get a 100%, but even I thought it was a little hacky even for the post-ironic age.
 
2009-06-19 07:02:59 PM  

Fireproof: August11: Write an essay where you defend Ophelia's suicide using Xenophon's The Education of Cyrus as evidence: Well, you don't get idea theft, just fewer students.

/Yah, I know she didn't kill herself

She didn't?

/Hasn't read it in a while. Do explain.


I was just starting to look that up myself. Admittedly, it's been some time since I've read it, but I always thought she did commit suicide since she was denied a Christian burial (right??) Or was someone (Gertrurde?) trying to cover for something? I can't remember it well enough.
 
2009-06-19 07:03:13 PM  

Ouisch:
and his only response was "Uh, we can send you $XXX as a ghost writer payment." When I protested that that was not the point, that this person had put his name on someone else's work, all they did was pull his post. No further "punishment" apparently, as he is still a regular blogger for that site.


You should have taken the $XXX.
 
2009-06-19 07:03:35 PM  

Yodacat: tl;dr


Also, I'm drunk. So whatever you grammer nazi's decide too point out, I can't even pay enough attention to what eye typed up they're two argue.
 
2009-06-19 07:04:21 PM  
Pocket Ninja [TotalFark] Quote 2009-06-19 03:23:38 PM
now that's good comedy
Link to the real writer's blog
 
2009-06-19 07:04:35 PM  
If I'd written all the truth I knew for the past ten years, about 600 people - including me - would be rotting in prison cells from Rio to Seattle today. Absolute truth is a very rare and dangerous commodity in the context of professional journalism.
 
2009-06-19 07:06:56 PM  
I'm pretty sure this should have been a PROTIP:
 
2009-06-19 07:07:08 PM  

Odd The Viking: Um, the "author" in question is merely posting a COPY of another writer's article. The website just happens to put "by " under the title. The post includes a LINK TO THE ORIGINAL.

This is not plagiarism, this is reposting.


Well, the original author thinks it's plagiarism, so either we have to conclude that he's right or that he's an oversensitive douchebag.
 
2009-06-19 07:07:24 PM  
At my high school the last couple things you did was a senior paper about a senior project everyone had to do. And the valedictorian plagiarized somewhere on his paper...so they stripped him of the title and gave it to some other kid...


Your all welcome.
 
2009-06-19 07:08:49 PM  

Jesus built my hybrid: Do you realize what would happen if I hand in my homework in your handwriting?


Yeah, and if we don't get this article in 88 clicks, it's going 404!!!
 
2009-06-19 07:09:03 PM  
Plagiarism is for those who have not mastered the art of paraphrasing. 95% of non-fiction books published today are just compilation and paraphrasing. Anyone knowledgeable in an area can spot these replicant books, lacking in any original contribution.

On the web the percentage exceeds 99.


/my ass is a cornucopia of relevant statistics
 
2009-06-19 07:09:36 PM  

skittel: man, I hate it when people plagiarize. I am a student at a university, studying game design, and have been pulled to the deans office over six times in the last year because instructors caught other students handing in my work as their own. Five of the times they tried to say that "I gave it to them" and the sixth one actually came clean.

I am a procrastinator but i don't take others work. Pretty sad when someone tries to hand in another persons work as their own.


My CS classes had two kinds of students: The ones who already knew the entire course going in, and the 80% desperately and pathetically trying to copy their work.
 
2009-06-19 07:09:40 PM  

hudef: Many professors in China have been fired in the last two years, as student clubs have been formed to run the professors old dissertations through plagiarism search engines. Until recently, brazen plagiarism was the norm for thesis and dissertations in most third world universities .


There seems to be a lack of education regarding ethics and plagiarism in China and India. I see copies of articles from my site all over free blogs, and it seems to be invariably some clueless indian.
 
2009-06-19 07:09:43 PM  
When I was teaching at a local community college I had a kid hand in a paper on IPv6. It was brilliant...but no way it was his. Took a lot of searching but I found the source - a whitepaper from someone at Sun. I knew something was up because this kid constantly pulled Ds.
 
2009-06-19 07:09:56 PM  
At my high school the last couple things you did was a senior paper about a senior project everyone had to do. And the valedictorian plagiarized somewhere on his paper...so they stripped him of the title and gave it to some other kid...


Your all welcome.
 
2009-06-19 07:10:12 PM  

Stroke_N_Focus: At my high school the last couple things you did was a senior paper about a senior project everyone had to do. And the valedictorian plagiarized somewhere on his paper...so they stripped him of the title and gave it to some other kid...


Your all welcome.


Hate to be a douchebag but....
 
2009-06-19 07:10:47 PM  
.ɥʇnoʎ 'ɥɐ .pǝ11ǝdxǝ ɯıɥ ʇob ǝuo ʇɐɥʇ .ǝɹnʇɐǝɟ "ǝpısuı ɥɔɹɐǝs" s,uozɐɯɐ ɹoɟ ssǝupoob ʞuɐɥʇ -- buoɹʍ os1ɐ sɐʍ ǝɥ ʇnq .ʇxǝʇ pǝʇuıɹd ɐ sɐʍ ʇı -- ʇɥbıɹ sɐʍ ǝɥ ."ǝuı1uo buıɥʇǝɯos buıʎdoɔ ǝɯ ɥɔʇɐɔ oʇ buıob ʇou ǝɹ,noʎ ǝɯıʇ sıɥʇ" :ǝʇou sıɥʇ pǝpn1ɔuı ǝɥ uoıssıɯqns sıɥ ɥʇıʍ .pǝzıɹɐıbɐ1d 'ǝsɹnoɔ ɟo 'sɐʍ ɥɔıɥʍ 'uoıssıɯqns ʇsɹıɟ sıɥ uı pǝuɹnʇ puɐ ɯɹǝʇ ʇxǝu uıɐbɐ ǝɯ ʞooʇ ǝɥ .ɯɹǝʇ 11ɐɟ ɐ buıɹnp buızıɹɐıbɐ1d ɹoɟ ǝɔuo pǝ1ıɐɟ ı oɥʍ ʇuǝpnʇs ǝɥʇ sɐʍ ǝuo ǝʇıɹoʌɐɟ ʎɯ

.oɹǝz ɐ buıʇʇǝb sɐʍ ǝɥ ʇɐɥʇ pǝɥsıuoʇsɐ ʎ1ɹǝʇʇn os1ɐ sɐʍ ǝɥ .buıdʎʇ ǝɥʇ op oʇ pɐɥ ʎ11ɐnʇɔɐ noʎ ʇɐǝɥɔ oʇ pǝʇuɐʍ noʎ ɟı os '(3991) sʎɐp zqǝʍɹɐʇuı-ǝɹd p1o pɐq ǝɥʇ uı sɐʍ sıɥʇ .ʇxǝʇ ǝɔɹnos ǝɥʇ ɯoɹɟ 'ɯıʇɐqɹǝʌ ʎ11nɟɥʇıɐɟ 'sǝbɐd ʇɥbıǝ ʇnoqɐ pǝıdoɔ pɐɥ ǝɥ pǝǝpuı puɐ 'pǝʞɔǝɥɔ ı 'ssɐ1ɔ ǝɥʇ ɯoɹɟ ɹǝʇdɐɥɔ ʇsɐ1 ǝɥʇ buıssnɔsıp ǝ1ıɥʍ "ǝʍ" 1ɐʎoɹ ǝɥʇ buısn uǝǝq ǝʌɐɥ ʇou ʇɥbıııııɯ ǝɥ ʇɐɥʇ ɥɔunɥ ɐ uo

"...ɹǝʇdɐɥɔ snoıʌǝɹd ǝɥʇ uı pǝssnɔsıp ǝʍ sɐ"

:ɯǝb sıɥʇ ɹǝdɐd ǝɥʇ uı ǝʇɐ1 puɐ 'suoıʇɐʇıɔ 1ɐuɹǝʇuı ssǝ1ʍɐ1ɟ pɐɥ '1nɟɹǝʇsɐɯ sɐʍ ɹǝdɐd sıɥ .ɥsı1buǝ ǝɥʇ ɐʞɐǝds ʎ11ɐǝɹ ʇou pıp oɥʍ 'ǝsɹnoɔ ʎbo1oıɔos ʇnb ɐ uı ʇuǝpnʇs ɐ sɐʍ ɟoɹd buı1bpǝ1ɟ ɐ sɐ ʇɥbnɐɔ ı ɯsıɹɐıbɐ1d ɟo sǝsɐɔ ʇsɹıɟ ǝɥʇ ɟo ǝuo
 
2009-06-19 07:11:01 PM  

hudef: Plagiarism is for those who have not mastered the art of paraphrasing. 95% of non-fiction books published today are just compilation and paraphrasing. Anyone knowledgeable in an area can spot these replicant books, lacking in any original contribution.

On the web the percentage exceeds 99.


/my ass is a cornucopia of relevant statistics



There's an ointment for that...
 
2009-06-19 07:11:26 PM  
boy, I dislike it when folks plagiarize. I am a student at a school, studying to design games, and have been called to the deans desk over five times in the last year because teachers apprehended other people handing in my papers as their own. Four of the occasions they attempted to say that "I offered it to them" and the fifth one actually admitted it.

I am a slow but i do not steal others work. Very sad when an individual attempts to hand in another student's assignment as they're own.


That's how it's done
 
2009-06-19 07:12:29 PM  
boy, I dislike it when folks plagiarize. I am a student at a school, studying to design games, and have been called to the deans desk over five times in the last year because teachers apprehended other people handing in my papers as their own. Four of the occasions they attempted to say that "I offered it to them" and the fifth one actually admitted it.

I am a slow but i do not steal others work. Very sad when an individual attempts to hand in another student's assignment as they're own.
 
2009-06-19 07:14:15 PM  

MagusAzod: Fireproof: August11: Write an essay where you defend Ophelia's suicide using Xenophon's The Education of Cyrus as evidence: Well, you don't get idea theft, just fewer students.

/Yah, I know she didn't kill herself

She didn't?

/Hasn't read it in a while. Do explain.

I was just starting to look that up myself. Admittedly, it's been some time since I've read it, but I always thought she did commit suicide since she was denied a Christian burial (right??) Or was someone (Gertrurde?) trying to cover for something? I can't remember it well enough.


I think I'm starting to remember that she actually fell in the water and the heavy weight of her water-soaked 17th century gown dragged her under.

/Can't remember if she went to the water to drown herself in the first place, however
 
2009-06-19 07:14:32 PM  
I've never understood plagiarism (or cheating, for that matter). Maybe I'm just a cock-eyed optimist, thinking that people actually go to college to learn stuff, but what do these people think will happen when they get out in the work world and have to write shiat out for reals? When they have to write a proposal or presentation to clients/bosses, is there some "Proposals for Dummies" or "Presentations R Us" website to copy their shiat from? Or do they assume they'll have some underling do their work for them so that no one will ever find out they can't write a goddam intelligible sentence?

Learn how to write, people. It's not that hard. If English is your second language, OK, sure, that makes it more of a challenge, but a lot of these plagiarist idiots are Americans. So English is their mother tongue. They have no excuse.

And it's just so damn easy to prove plagiarism now, I don't get why anybody would try it, or think they could away with it.
 
2009-06-19 07:15:23 PM  
Back when I was a professor in Skokie IL, a student who was a coffee picker from Guatemala plagerized a paper but left in the quote "as we discussed in the previous chapter..." so I was able to look up his text on an Amazon search engine covering books as the exact words were not otherwise found by Google.

\see how it's done
 
2009-06-19 07:15:33 PM  
Un des premiers cas du plagiat que j'ai attrapé car un prof. de débutant était un étudiant dans un cours de sociologie , qui n'a pas fait vraiment speaka Francais. Son papier était autoritaire, a eu des citations internes impeccables, et tard dans le papier cette gemme :

" ; comme nous avons discuté dans le " précédent de chapitre... ;

Sur une sensation qu'il miiiiight ne pas avoir employé le " royal ; we" ; tout en discutant le dernier chapitre de la classe, je vérifiais, et en effet il avait copié environ huit pages, loyalement in extenso, du texte source. C'avait lieu en mauvais vieux jours de pre-intarwebz (1993), ainsi si vous vouliez tricher vous réellement avez dû faire la dactylographie. Il a été également tout à fait étonné qu'il obtenait un zéro.

Mon préféré était l'étudiant que j'ai échoué par le passé pour plagier pendant une limite de chute. Il m'a pris encore la prochaine limite et a tourné dans sa première soumission, qui était, naturellement, plagié. Avec sa soumission il a inclus cette note : " ; cette fois you' ; ne pas aller re m'attraper copiant quelque chose online" ;. Il avait raison -- c'était un texte imprimé. Mais il avait également tort -- remerciez la qualité d'Amazon' ; " de s ; inside" de recherche ; dispositif. Qu'on l'a obtenu expulsé. Ah, jeunesse.
 
2009-06-19 07:16:27 PM  
Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth, upon this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived, and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met here on a great battlefield of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of it as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.

But in a larger sense we can not dedicate - we can not consecrate - we can not hallow this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled, here, have consecrated it far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember, what we say here, but can never forget what they did here.

It is for us, the living, rather to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they have, thus far, so nobly carried on. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us - that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they here gave the last full measure of devotion - that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain; that this nation shall have a new birth of freedom; and that this government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.


//go iran
 
2009-06-19 07:17:12 PM  
geez, I don't like it when some people steal words. I am a guy at a place of learning, learning to make diversions, and have been summoned to the principals chair over seven times in the last month because someone caught other kids passing in my copies as they're own. Seventeen of the events they tried to implore that "I sold it to them" and the tenth chick actually said it was so.

I am a not too bright but i do not pilfer others writings. Catastrophic when an single celled organism wilfully hands in another things's letters as they are own.
 
2009-06-19 07:18:19 PM  
DO YOUR WORKS CITED PAGE PEOPLE.
 
2009-06-19 07:20:23 PM  
I AM THE NAPSTER!!!

/too obscure?
 
2009-06-19 07:20:28 PM  
1 DO YOUR WORKS CITED PAGE PEOPLE.

1 Stroke_N_Focus 2009-06-19 07:18:19 PM
 
2009-06-19 07:22:18 PM  

Jesus built my hybrid: Point02GPA: One time a professor caught me plagiarizing on a very important paper. He gave me a failing grade. I took his class next term and he caught me cheating again. Hence the Login.

You could always get a career writing porn.


BEST COMPLIMENT I'VE EVER RECEIVED...OohRah FOR ME!!!
 
2009-06-19 07:22:30 PM  
man, I hate it when people plagiarize. I am a student at a university, studying game design, and have been pulled to the deans office over six times in the last year because instructors caught other students handing in my work as their own. Five of the times they tried to say that "I gave it to them" and the sixth one actually came clean.

I am a procrastinator but i don't take others work. Pretty sad when someone tries to hand in another persons work as their own.
 
2009-06-19 07:22:31 PM  

Jesus built my hybrid: 1 DO YOUR WORKS CITED PAGE PEOPLE.

1 Stroke_N_Focus 2009-06-19 07:18:19 PM


Well done!
 
2009-06-19 07:22:38 PM  
theoriginalslash:
Learn how to write, people. It's not that hard.

It is if you're a stupid, lazy farktard with no ethics or intellectual curiosity.
 
2009-06-19 07:24:00 PM  
boy, I dislike it when folks plagiarize. I am a student at a school, studying to design games, and have been called to the deans desk over five times in the last year because teachers apprehended other people handing in my papers as their own. Four of the occasions they attempted to say that "I whistled for a cab and when it came near, the license plate said fresh and it had dice in the mirror.
If anything I can say this cab is rare, but I thought 'Now forget it! Yo homes to Bel Air'
I pulled up to the house about 7 or 8 and I yelled to the cabbie 'Yo homes smell ya later'. I looked at my kingdom. I was finally there to sit on my throne as the Prince of Bel Air."
 
2009-06-19 07:25:05 PM  

No Such Agency: theoriginalslash:
Learn how to write, people. It's not that hard.

It is if you're a stupid, lazy farktard with no ethics or intellectual curiosity.


LOL WUT? (The Pear, 2006)
 
2009-06-19 07:25:41 PM  
My housemate Mike was a TA for an assembly language course. It's a lot easier to write regular code than it is to write assembly language. And it's relatively trivial to tell a compiler to output assembly language and "plagiarize" the work of the computer. So he was always on the look out for that.

One day while Mike was grading assignments, one of the students handed in a source file with aliases for registers like, "jigga" and "nubianz" and the like. In the source code as a comment, the student wrote: "Ha ha Mike, I 0wnzd j00!" Mike thought to himself "Hmmm, why am I getting 0wnzd?" Sure enough, once you stripped out the jiggaz it was code straight from the compiler.
 
2009-06-19 07:26:59 PM  
OK people enough with plagiarizing each other's posts.
I'm getting deja vu all over again.

/The horse is dead already. You can stop beating it.
//Yes, I mean you. The one in the back.
 
2009-06-19 07:27:58 PM  

maxspeed: Jesus built my hybrid: There is no way to get away with plagerism anymore.

But you can look right above your post if you have any doubts about the correct spelling of 'plagiarism'.

/sorry, but the word has been in almost every post yet you manage to misspell it.


Well, that just proves he's not a plagerist.
 
2009-06-19 07:28:53 PM  

AuntNotAnt: /.'d


How did you get that backwards b?
 
2009-06-19 07:28:53 PM  
the_W:
My housemate Mike was a TA for an assembly language course. It's a lot easier to write regular code than it is to write assembly language. And it's relatively trivial to tell a compiler to output assembly language and "plagiarize" the work of the computer. So he was always on the look out for that.

One day while Mike was grading assignments, one of the students handed in a source file with aliases for registers like, "jigga" and "nubianz" and the like. In the source code as a comment, the student wrote: "Ha ha Mike, I 0wnzd j00!" Mike thought to himself "Hmmm, why am I getting 0wnzd?" Sure enough, once you stripped out the jiggaz it was code straight from the compiler.


I'm not sure I understand... what exactly were these idiotic comments supposed to accomplish?
 
2009-06-19 07:28:58 PM  
OK people enough with plagiarizing each other's posts.
I'm getting deja vu all over again.

/The horse is dead already. You can stop beating it.
//Yes, I mean you. The one in the back.
 
2009-06-19 07:31:33 PM  

Odd The Viking: Um, the "author" in question is merely posting a COPY of another writer's article. The website just happens to put "by " under the title. The post includes a LINK TO THE ORIGINAL.

This is not plagiarism, this is repostingcopyright infringement.


Now that we've got that cleared up...
 
2009-06-19 07:32:09 PM  

thelordofcheese: AuntNotAnt: /.'d

How did you get that backwards b?


Hit "b" while holding down the "any" key.
 
2009-06-19 07:33:10 PM  
No Such Agency:

I have no idea why he included those comments. But that's what makes it hilarious. "Hmm. Why am I getting owned?" Hahaha.

All that other stuff in there was to try to obfuscate the fact that he used a compiler. (Mike said he would have caught him anyway, no human being writes assembly language like computers do and it's easy to tell them apart. At least in an intro to assembly language class.)
 
2009-06-19 07:33:51 PM  
no such agency i think obama could use her in his administration consider his othert flunkie
 
2009-06-19 07:34:28 PM  

Hagbardr: boy, I dislike it when folks plagiarize. I am a student at a school, studying to design games, and have been called to the deans desk over five times in the last year because teachers apprehended other people handing in my papers as their own. Four of the occasions they attempted to say that "I whistled for a cab and when it came near, the license plate said fresh and it had dice in the mirror.
If anything I can say this cab is rare, but I thought 'Now forget it! Yo homes to Bel Air'
I pulled up to the house about 7 or 8 and I yelled to the cabbie 'Yo homes smell ya later'. I looked at my kingdom. I was finally there to sit on my throne as the Prince of Bel Air."

hahaha well played. to that I clap
 
2009-06-19 07:36:39 PM  
Child, I can not stand it when the general population steals others' works. I am an employee at a place of business, studying to work gooder, and have been summoned to the bosses desk over nine thousand times in the last decade because other employees discovered other people handing in my reports as having been their own. Eight thousand of those moccassins they attempted to say that "I whistled for a taxi driver and when it came on my face, the license plate said fresh and it had a pair of dice hanging on the rear-view mirror.
If anything I can say this taxi cab is unusual, but I thought 'Now forget it! Yo, my close aquaintance, to my uncle's house in Bel Air!'
I pulled up to their house about 7 or 8 o'clock and I yelled to the cab driver 'hey my friend, I will smell you the next time you are around, due to your lack of personal hygiene'. I looked at my kingdom, and I was finally there to sit on my throne as the Prince of the community of Bel Air.
 
2009-06-19 07:36:42 PM  
the_W:
I have no idea why he included those comments. But that's what makes it hilarious. "Hmm. Why am I getting owned?" Hahaha.

Ah. As so often happens, teh pwnerer becomes teh pwnerered.
 
2009-06-19 07:37:15 PM  

pottie: OK people enough with plagiarizing each other's posts.
I'm getting deja vu all over again.

/The horse is dead already. You can stop beating it.
//Yes, I mean you. The one in the back.


I see what you did there.
 
2009-06-19 07:38:18 PM  
My last year of college I took an Anthropology course on top of all my concentrated work load. I remember I wrote a paper on the history of cultural Goddess worship but incorrectly cited a few paraphrased lines (as in I screwed up the placement of the citation, not that I didn't cite the material). At that point I remember being so f*cking exhausted from pulling a few weeks of all nighters trying to get my portfolio together and out of art school that I really didn't have the energy to deal w/ that kind of thing but sure enough I had to sit in front of a panel, including my professor, and argue that what I did was valid and that my citation was referenced in my bibliography. Never mind I spent most of the paper drawing my own conclusions and arguing points made by previous researchers.

I remember being pissed off by the whole incident mostly because it kept me out of the printing lab from constructing my Package Design Final in a timely manner.

/found innocent
//got a D despite being the kind of writer who got As and Bs on essays and papers in the past
///if you're going to plagiarize, why would you copy D material?
////professor was a coont
 
2009-06-19 07:41:18 PM  
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Unscrupulous spammers use automated software to scrape articles from the internet to republish on their own site for increased search engine traffic.

/ "Black Hat SEO" Google it.
// No, in most cases it doesn't work.
 
2009-06-19 07:41:40 PM  
Now RocketRod's link is farked too.
 
2009-06-19 07:42:54 PM  
Uno de los primeros casos de plagio Cogí un joven profesor era un estudiante en un curso de sociología intestino, que en realidad no speaka el Inglés. Su papel fue magistral, las citas habían impecable interior, y posteriormente en el documento de esta joya:

"como hemos discutido en el capítulo anterior ..."

En una corazonada que miiiiight no han estado usando la real "que" al examinar el último capítulo de la clase, he comprobado, y de hecho había copiado alrededor de ocho páginas, fiel al pie de la letra, desde el texto de origen. Esto fue en los malos viejos pre-intarwebz día (1993), por lo que si quería engañar a usted en realidad tenía que hacer la tipificación. También fue totalmente sorprendido de que era conseguir un cero.

Mi favorito era el estudiante que no he logrado una vez por plagio durante un otoño. Me llevó de nuevo el próximo plazo y se convirtió en su primera presentación, que fue, por supuesto, plagiado. Con su presentación se incluye esta nota: "esta vez no vas a coger algo me copia en línea". Él tenía razón - se trata de un texto impreso. Pero también fue mal - gracias a Dios de la Amazonía "búsqueda interior" característica. Que él tiene un expulsado. ¡Ah, la juventud.
 
2009-06-19 07:46:31 PM  
In a seminal post on fark.com, LiveStalk said "OK people enough with... The horse ... beating it... in the back." (LiveStalk '09).

Works Cited:

LiveStalk. "FARK.com: (4459045) Helpful hint: when plagiarizing an article just go ahead and skip the last paragraph if it is a bio of the real author." FARK.com. 19 June 2009. 19 June 2009 .
 
2009-06-19 07:48:15 PM  
 
2009-06-19 07:49:23 PM  

dnbmathguy: In a seminal post on fark.com, LiveStalk said "OK people enough with... The horse ... beating it... in the back." (LiveStalk '09).

Works Cited:

LiveStalk. "FARK.com: (4459045) Helpful hint: when plagiarizing an article just go ahead and skip the last paragraph if it is a bio of the real author." FARK.com. 19 June 2009. 19 June 2009 .


This could get out of hand...
 
2009-06-19 07:49:29 PM  

dnbmathguy: In a seminal post on fark.com, LiveStalk said "OK people enough with... The horse ... beating it... in the back." (LiveStalk '09).

Works Cited:

LiveStalk. "FARK.com: (4459045) Helpful hint: when plagiarizing an article just go ahead and skip the last paragraph if it is a bio of the real author." FARK.com. 19 June 2009. 19 June 2009 .


This brings me back. Damn I hated works cited pages.
 
2009-06-19 07:51:41 PM  
I'm a professional writer/editor, and as part of my work I contribute to a few online blogs. One blogger for a particular magazine's website asked me for some research help on a particular topic. Instead of just sending him links to pages that had the info he needed, I broke it down into several different paragraphs of explanation for each bullet point, and included a relevant link where applicable.

Much to my surprise, said blogger had a post listed under his own name and photo two days later and it was the information I'd sent him word for word, with no accreditation or acknowledgement whatsoever. I emailed the boss/editor-in-chief and sent him my original notes as proof, and his only response was "Uh, we can send you $XXX as a ghost writer payment." When I protested that that was not the point, that this person had put his name on someone else's work, all they did was pull his post. No further "punishment" apparently, as he is still a regular blogger for that site.
 
2009-06-19 07:54:24 PM  
I turned in a DEVO lyric as poetry in HS English.

/Can't rhyme for shiat
 
2009-06-19 08:00:07 PM  
Enfant, je ne supporte pas quand il vole la population en général d'autres œuvres. Je suis un employé à un lieu d'affaires, les études de travailler gooder et ont été convoqués pour les chefs de bureau plus de neuf mille fois dans les dix dernières années parce que les autres employés de la découverte d'autres personnes en remettant mes rapports comme ayant été le leur. Huit mille de ces mocassins qu'ils ont tenté de dire que «je sifflé pour un chauffeur de taxi et quand il est venu sur mon visage, la plaque d'immatriculation, frais et a dit qu'il avait une paire de dés suspendus sur le rétroviseur.

Si tout ce que je peux dire ce taxi est inhabituel, mais je pensais que «Maintenant, oubliez-le! Yo, mon ami proche, à mon oncle dans la maison de Bel Air! "

Je tire à sa maison à environ 7 ou 8 heures, et j'ai crié au chauffeur de taxi "hey mon ami, je vous l'odeur, la prochaine fois que vous êtes dans la, à cause de votre manque d'hygiène personnelle». J'ai regardé mon royaume, et je suis enfin de s'asseoir sur mon trône, comme le Prince de la communauté de Bel Air.
 
2009-06-19 08:00:25 PM  
My high school English teacher accused me of plagiarizing an essay about the poem "Richard Corey." I didn't. I was actually a little flattered that she thought it was that good.
 
2009-06-19 08:04:05 PM  
I remember this girl from a couple years back. (new window)

She made national headlines suing her school to be sole valedictorian. Apparently she didn't have to take gym class (some medical condition) which made her GPA higher because it's not weighted. The school gave it to her and another student who had identical grades but had to go to gym. Of course she won the lawsuit and made newspapers around the country.

A few months later, as a result of the stories surrounding her, people probed into stories she wrote for the local paper. Apparently she plagiarized in some of those stories, and had her admission to Harvard withdrawn.

Talk about karma.
 
2009-06-19 08:09:28 PM  
CAN WAN OV TEH FURST CASEZ OV PLAGIARISM I CAUGHT AS FLEDGLIN PROF WUZ STUDENT IN GUT SOCIOLOGY COURSE, HOO DID NOT RLY SPEAKA TEH ENGLISH. HIS PAPR WUZ MASTERFUL, HAD FLAWLES INTERNAL CITASHUNS, AN LATE IN DA PAPR DIS GEM:

"AS WE DISCUSD IN DA PREVIOUS CHAPTR..."

ON HUNCH DAT HE MIIIIIGHT NOT HAS BEEN USIN TEH ROYAL "WE" WHILE DISCUSIN TEH LAST CHAPTR FRUM TEH CLAS, I CHECKD, AN INDED HE HAD COPID BOUT 8 PAGEZ, FAITHFULLY VERBATIM, FRUM TEH SOURCE TEXT. DIS WUZ IN DA BAD OLD PRE-INTARWEBZ DAIS (1993), SO IF U WANTD 2 CHEAT U AKSHULLY HAD 2 DO TEH TYPIN. HE WUZ ALSO UTTERLY ASTONISHD DAT HE WUZ GETTIN ZERO.

MAH FAVORITE WAN WUZ TEH STUDENT HOO I FAILD ONCE 4 PLAGIARIZIN DURIN FALL TURM. HE TOOK ME AGAIN NEXT TURM AN TURND IN HIS FURST SUBMISHUN, WHICH WUZ, OV COURSE, PLAGIARIZD. WIF HIS SUBMISHUN HE INCLUDD DIS NOWT: "DIS TIEM URE NOT GOIN 2 KATCH ME COPYIN SOMETHIN ONLINE". HE WUZ RITE -- IT WUZ PRINTD TEXT. BUT HE WUZ ALSO WRONG -- THANK GOODNES 4 AMAZONS "SEARCH INSIDE" FEACHUR. DAT WAN GOT HIM EXPELLD. AH, YOUTH.I HAS CHEEZBURGER?
 
2009-06-19 08:13:01 PM  
Good god. There's enough copypasta here to feed Italy.
 
2009-06-19 08:24:46 PM  
Buon dio. C'è abbastanza per nutrire copypasta qui in Italia.
 
2009-06-19 08:30:28 PM  
winning- sometimes, you're too busy winning

excellent find!
 
2009-06-19 08:33:56 PM  
This thread is full of repetitive win.
 
2009-06-19 08:42:03 PM  
I am a language teacher, and I completed a master's degree in Education --with professors who spoke either English or Chinese. I had information from authors of papers in French and Spanish, and I stumped them all when I asked "Do you want me to keep the original quote in its, you know, original language, or do you want me to paraphrase inside the quote marks?"

They debated a couple of days on that one.
 
2009-06-19 08:45:04 PM  
Good god. There's enough copypasta here to feed Italy.
 
2009-06-19 08:46:12 PM  
In high school (late 80's) we had to choose a topic from a list and write a paper about said topic. I picked the history of the cross (Catholic school). The day before it was due, I went to the children section of the library and found a book called The History Of The Cross. Copied it beginning to end. I think I made a C but I know for a fact that I didn't give a fark what my grade was. Good times.
 
2009-06-19 08:46:26 PM  
In high school, I plagiarized only once. It was the last project of the last class of the last day. I copied quotes from a book. Then gave supporting ideas of what they meant. I don't think I ever read the book. All I know is I made the project into a website and everybody was ohh and ahh, cause they had never seen a website before. it was funny. and I lie.

then again in college I let my roomate borrow some of my programing notes for a project and I got a 20% because he handed it to like 6 other people. I got the lowest grade even though I wrote all that crap.
 
2009-06-19 08:50:01 PM  

Doc Batarang: I was running on empty (and admittedly, a little bit of amphetamine) in my first year of college when I wrote a research paper for English Comp class all about how to best plagiarize the particular paper that I was writing. I did get a 100%, but even I thought it was a little hacky even for the post-ironic age.


I am intrigued by your ideas and would like to subscribe to your newsletter.
 
2009-06-19 08:50:30 PM  
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2009-06-19 09:01:20 PM  
The best way of cheating on a paper is writing whatever you want for X amount of pages. Then throwing in citations with random page numbers from books that seem like they probably agree with your subject matter. Most professors will not care enough as long as your paper isn't riddled with typographical errors.

/Thank god for other people who can actually proof read for me.
 
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2009-06-19 09:03:33 PM  
第一個案件剽竊我發現作為一個新興的教授是一名學生在腸道社會學當然,誰沒有真正的英語speaka 。他的論文是高超的,有完美的內部引用,並在文件中後期這一寶石:

"正如我們討論過在前一章... "

就預感,他miiiiight尚未使用的皇家"我們"在討論的最後一章的階級,我檢查,實際上他已複製8頁,忠實地記錄,從源頭上的文字。這是在舊的​壞前intarwe b z天( 1993年) ,所以如果你想欺騙你實際上已經做的打字。他還完全吃驚的是他得到一個零。

我最喜愛的學生之一是誰我失敗了一次,在屬於抄襲一詞。他把我再次轉向下一屆在他的第一次提出,這是當然,剽竊。他提出,他列入本說明: "這個時候你不會趕上我複製一些在線" 。他是正確的-這是一個印刷文本。但是同時他又是錯誤的-謝天謝地亞馬遜的"內搜索"功能。一個讓他驅逐出境。啊,青春。
 
2009-06-19 09:06:30 PM  
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2009-06-19 09:07:09 PM  

hudef: words words

/my ass is a cornucopia of relevant statistics


Now THAT is funny!
 
2009-06-19 09:07:58 PM  
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eallyray eakaspay ethay Englishway. Ishay aperpay asway
asterfulmay, adhay awlessflay internalway itationscay, andway
atelay inway ethay aperpay isthay emgay:

"asway eway iscussedday inway ethay eviouspray apterchay..."

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usingway ethay oyalray "eway" ilewhay iscussingday ethay astlay
apterchay omfray ethay assclay, Iway eckedchay, andway indeedway
ehay adhay opiedcay aboutway eightway agespay, aithfullyfay
erbatimvay, omfray ethay ourcesay exttay. Isthay asway inway
ethay adbay oldway epray-intarwebzway aysday (1993), osay ifway
ouyay antedway otay eatchay ouyay actuallyway adhay otay oday
ethay ypingtay. Ehay asway alsoway utterlyway astonishedway
atthay ehay asway ettinggay away erozay.

Ymay avoritefay oneway asway ethay udentstay owhay Iway ailedfay
onceway orfay agiarizingplay uringday away allfay ermtay. Ehay
ooktay emay againway extnay ermtay andway urnedtay inway ishay
irstfay ubmissionsay, ichwhay asway, ofway oursecay,
agiarizedplay. Ithway ishay ubmissionsay ehay includedway isthay
otenay: "isthay imetay ou'reyay otnay oinggay otay atchcay emay
opyingcay omethingsay onlineway". Ehay asway ightray -- itway
asway away intedpray exttay. Utbay ehay asway alsoway ongwray
-- ankthay oodnessgay orfay Amazon'sway "earchsay insideway"
eaturefay. Atthay oneway otgay imhay expelledway. Ahway, outhyay.
 
2009-06-19 09:08:24 PM  
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2009-06-19 09:17:55 PM  
You know what they do to people who plagiarize?

They make them senators. They make them vice presidents. They give them Nobel Prizes. And sex, they get lots and lots of nasty sex. So don't ever plagiarize or this could happen to you. But only if you're a democrat.

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2009-06-19 09:21:00 PM  

dahmers love zombie: One of the first cases of plagiarism I caught as a fledgling prof was a student in a gut sociology course, who did not really speaka the English. His paper was masterful, had flawless internal citations, and late in the paper this gem:

"as we discussed in the previous chapter..."

On a hunch that he miiiiight not have been using the royal "we" while discussing the last chapter from the class, I checked, and indeed he had copied about eight pages, faithfully verbatim, from the source text. This was in the bad old pre-intarwebz days (1993), so if you wanted to cheat you actually had to do the typing. He was also utterly astonished that he was getting a zero.

My favorite one was the student who I failed once for plagiarizing during a fall term. He took me again next term and turned in his first submission, which was, of course, plagiarized. With his submission he included this note: "this time you're not going to catch me copying something online". He was right -- it was a printed text. But he was also wrong -- thank goodness for Amazon's "search inside" feature. That one got him expelled. Ah, youth.


Why would someone be expelled for plagiarizing something in a sociology class? I'm against academic dishonesty as much as the next guy (which is why I don't call Mr. Martin Luther King, Jr. "Doctor"), but come on- it's just sociology.
 
2009-06-19 09:22:00 PM  
Remember, kids:

Copy from one source: Plagiarism
Copy from multiple sources: Research1

1
I can't remember where I first heard this.
 
2009-06-19 09:26:23 PM  
This is my favorite thread in a long time. That being said, the naming of cats is a difficult matter.
 
2009-06-19 09:37:23 PM  

maxthepolarbear: This is my favorite thread in a long time. That being said, the naming of cats is a difficult matter.


Easy
#1 = Razorbeak
#2 = DeathFang

you are welcome!
 
2009-06-19 09:52:41 PM  
 
2009-06-19 09:57:33 PM  
One of the first cases of plagiarism I caught as a fledgling prof was a student in a gut sociology course, who did not really speaka the English. His paper was masterful, had flawless internal citations, and late in the paper this gem:

"as we discussed in the previous chapter..."

On a hunch that he miiiiight not have been using the royal "we" while discussing the last chapter from the class, I checked, and indeed he had copied about eight pages, faithfully verbatim, from the source text. This was in the bad old pre-intarwebz days (1993), so if you wanted to cheat you actually had to do the typing. He was also utterly astonished that he was getting a zero.

My favorite one was the student who I failed once for plagiarizing during a fall term. He took me again next term and turned in his first submission, which was, of course, plagiarized. With his submission he included this note: "this time you're not going to catch me copying something online". He was right -- it was a printed text. But he was also wrong -- thank goodness for Amazon's "search inside" feature. That one got him expelled. Ah, youth.
 
2009-06-19 10:02:20 PM  
Lobachevsky Lyrics
Tom Lehrer

For many years now, Mr. Danny Kaye, who has been my particular idol since childbirth, has been doing a routine about the great Russian director Stanislavsky and the secret of success in the acting profession. And I thought it would be interesting to stea... to adapt this idea to the field of mathematics. I always like to make explicit the fact that before I went off not too long ago to fight in the trenches, I was a mathematician by profession. I don't like people to get the idea that I have to do this for a living. I mean, it isn't as though I had to do this, you know, I could be making, oh, 3000 dollars a year just teaching.

Be that as it may, some of you may have had occasion to run into mathematicians and to wonder therefore how they got that way, and here, in partial explanation perhaps, is the story of the great Russian mathematician Nicolai Ivanovich Lobachevsky.

Who made me the genius I am today,
The mathematician that others all quote,
Who's the professor that made me that way?
The greatest that ever got chalk on his coat.

One man deserves the credit,
One man deserves the blame,
And Nicolai Ivanovich Lobachevsky is his name.
Hi!
Nicolai Ivanovich Lobach-

I am never forget the day I first meet the great Lobachevsky.
In one word he told me secret of success in mathematics:
Plagiarize!

Plagiarize,
Let no one else's work evade your eyes,
Remember why the good Lord made your eyes,
So don't shade your eyes,
But plagiarize, plagiarize, plagiarize -
Only be sure always to call it please 'research'.

And ever since I meet this man
My life is not the same,
And Nicolai Ivanovich Lobachevsky is his name.
Hi!
Nicolai Ivanovich Lobach-

I am never forget the day I am given first original paper
to write. It was on analytic and algebraic topology of
locally Euclidean parameterization of infinitely differentiable
Riemannian manifold.
Bozhe moi!
This I know from nothing.
What-i'm going-to do.
But I think of great Lobachevsky and get idea - ahah!

I have a friend in Minsk,
Who has a friend in Pinsk,
Whose friend in Omsk
Has friend in Tomsk
With friend in Akmolinsk.
His friend in Alexandrovsk
Has friend in Petropavlovsk,
Whose friend somehow
Is solving now
The problem in Dnepropetrovsk.

And when his work is done -
Ha ha! - begins the fun.
From Dnepropetrovsk
To Petropavlovsk,
By way of Iliysk,
And Novorossiysk,
To Alexandrovsk to Akmolinsk
To Tomsk to Omsk
To Pinsk to Minsk
To me the news will run,
Yes, to me the news will run!

And then I write
By morning, night,
And afternoon,
And pretty soon
My name in Dnepropetrovsk is cursed,
When he finds out I publish first!

And who made me a big success
And brought me wealth and fame?
Nicolai Ivanovich Lobachevsky is his name.
Hi!
Nicolai Ivanovich Lobach -

I am never forget the day my first book is published.
Every chapter I stole from somewhere else.
Index I copy from old Vladivostok telephone directory.
This book was sensational!
Pravda - well, Pravda - Pravda said: "Zhil-bil korol kogda-to, pree nyom blokha zhila"[1] It stinks.
But Izvestia! Izvestia said: "Ya idoo kuda sam czar idyot peshkom!"[2]
It stinks.
Metro-Goldwyn-Moskva buys movie rights for six million rubles,
Changing title to 'The Eternal Triangle',
With Ingrid Bergman playing part of hypotenuse.

And who deserves the credit?
And who deserves the blame?
Nicolai Ivanovich Lobachevsky is his name.
Hi!


[1] "a king lived once upon a time, a flea lived with him", a line from Goethe's "Faust" (as translated by A. Strugovschik)

[2] "I go where even the king has to walk to" (as opposed to riding, etc), possibly a strange reference to Paul of Aleppo's "The Travels of Macarius, Patriarch of Antioch", but I cannot validate this
 
2009-06-19 10:10:16 PM  
Skerry_Monkey:

Wrong
 
2009-06-19 10:12:16 PM  
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2009-06-19 10:19:10 PM  
Google Translate English > Spanish > Polish > Finnish > French > Korean > Russian > Italian > English:

One of the first cases of plagiarism, a young teacher can not speak English, in fact, was a student of sociology duodenal courses. Its role in the appointment of a lack of internal structure of the master, the paper and then said that this gem:

"I'm already on the path of the previous chapter ..."

This idea, "We" and the class I discussed last chapter, in fact, 8 pages, consider using the copy may not be accurate, true to the original list. The problem is, the Internet (1993), the previous era, so I said if you really want to lie in writing. It 'been surprised, I am totally disabled.

I like the fact that all students who fall plagiarism. It's me, the moment before the show, which of course was the beach. The introduction of this note: "We have nothing for me on the Internet." He has the right - the printed text. But it is bad - I'm in the Amazon Basin, "Glory to God for the search function. He should be deported. Ah, youth.

/thinks it's interesting that "Ah, youth" made it through unscathed.
 
2009-06-19 10:20:27 PM  
As I always say, The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.
 
2009-06-19 10:34:59 PM  

Odd The Viking: Um, the "author" in question is merely posting a COPY of another writer's article. The website just happens to put "by " under the title. The post includes a LINK TO THE ORIGINAL.

This is not plagiarism, this is reposting.


Yeah. . . I was gonna say that.

Which means YOU PLAGIARIZED ME!
 
2009-06-19 10:42:12 PM  
It been surprised, I am totally disabled.
 
2009-06-19 11:00:53 PM  
Here's mine:

I was interviewing for a Web design job on campus when I was a...junior, I believe. The previous semester, I had been in a group final project to design a Web site on a topic (that I'll get back to later). Well, one member failed the class and to retake it, due to the fact he never showed up for class (he'd blame this on grieving the death of a frat brother who was shot by an overzealous campus cop). He asked me for the files for the site so when he retook the course, he'd have a leg up and know what he was doing.

Back to that point, I was showing the site to my potential employer at the interview to show my skills. This was a cool site, complete with a lot of interviews, and I'd even gotten an audio interview with two of my friends and my professor for the course.

Well, I couldn't remember the URL, but I knew this guy had posted it to his campus URL, so I went there. He not only had reused the entire site, image for image, word for word, but he had taken my name and the name of the other partner in the group off and put his name and the name of his partner in the repeat class. He even had his partner record over my voice in my audio interview, verbatim, leaving in my interview subjects.

Furious, I took this to my professors and his advisers. What happened? Not a goddamned thing academically. He had just graduated the day before I discovered his outright theft.

I did get all the professors who had written him glowing letters of recommendation to not only rescind their letters, but to tell the recipients of said letters what he had done.

I hope the farker burns in hell.
 
2009-06-19 11:20:28 PM  
OK people enough with plagiarizing each other's posts.
I'm getting deja vu all over again.

/The horse is dead already. You can stop beating it.
//Yes, I mean you. The one in the back.
 
2009-06-19 11:20:44 PM  

notjoevictory: The best way of cheating on a paper is writing whatever you want for X amount of pages. Then throwing in citations with random page numbers from books that seem like they probably agree with your subject matter.


I'm not really sure what that website's all about, but every single article "by Annie Kaszina" names the author at the end.

man, I hate it when people plagiarize. I am a student at a university, studying game design, and have been pulled to the deans office over six times in the last year because instructors caught other students handing in my work as their own.

In high school, I plagiarized only once. It was the last project of the last class of the last day. I copied quotes from a book. Then gave supporting ideas of what they meant.

Back to that point, I was showing the site to my potential employer at the interview to show my skills. This was a cool site, complete with a lot of interviews, and I'd even gotten an audio interview with two of my friends and my professor for the course.
 
2009-06-20 12:07:23 AM  
man, I hate it when people plagiarize. I am a student at a university, studying game design, and have been pulled to the deans office over six times in the last year because instructors caught other students handing in my work as their own. Five of the times they tried to say that "I gave it to them" and the sixth one actually came clean.

I am a procrastinator but i don't take others work. Pretty sad when someone tries to hand in another persons work as their own.
 
2009-06-20 12:13:19 AM  
This thread is full of repetitive win.
/Never been accused of plagiarism.
//Well once, we failed to cite properly, but since we were 1st years we got another chance to hand in the paper.
 
2009-06-20 12:24:49 AM  
This thread is full of repetitive win.
/Never been accused of plagiarism.
//Well once, we failed to cite properly, but since we were 1st years we got another chance to hand in the paper.
 
2009-06-20 12:27:36 AM  
paid by the number of people who view 'her' articles.

dahmers love zombie 2009-06-19 04:08:20 PM

One of the first cases of plagiarism I caught as a fledgling prof was a student in a gut sociology course, who did not really speaka the English. His paper was masterful, had flawless internal citations, and late in the paper this gem:

"as we discussed in the previous chapter..."

On a hunch that he miiiiight not have been using the royal "we" while discussing the last chapter from the class, I checked, and indeed he had copied about eight pages, faithfully verbatim, from the source text. This was in the bad old pre-intarwebz days (1993), so if you wanted to cheat you actually had to do the typing. He was also utterly astonished that he was getting a zero.

My favorite one was the student who I failed once for plagiarizing during a fall term. He took me again next term and turned in his first submission, which was, of course, plagiarized. With his submission he included this note: "this time you're not going to catch me copying something online". He was right -- it was a printed text. But he was also wrong -- thank goodness for Amazon's "search inside" feature. That one got him expelled. Ah, youth.
 
2009-06-20 02:05:34 AM  
Here's mine:

I was interviewing for a Web design job on campus when I was a...junior, I believe. The previous semester, I had been in a group final project to design a Web site on a topic (that I'll get back to later). Well, one member failed the class and to retake it, due to the fact he never showed up for class (he'd blame this on grieving the death of a frat brother who was shot by an overzealous campus cop). He asked me for the files for the site so when he retook the course, he'd have a leg up and know what he was doing.

Back to that point, I was showing the site to my potential employer at the interview to show my skills. This was a cool site, complete with a lot of interviews, and I'd even gotten an audio interview with two of my friends and my professor for the course.

Well, I couldn't remember the URL, but I knew this guy had posted it to his campus URL, so I went there. He not only had reused the entire site, image for image, word for word, but he had taken my name and the name of the other partner in the group off and put his name and the name of his partner in the repeat class. He even had his partner record over my voice in my audio interview, verbatim, leaving in my interview subjects.

Furious, I took this to my professors and his advisers. What happened? Not a goddamned thing academically. He had just graduated the day before I discovered his outright theft.

I did get all the professors who had written him glowing letters of recommendation to not only rescind their letters, but to tell the recipients of said letters what he had done.

I hope the farker burns in hell.
 
2009-06-20 02:15:55 AM  
This thread is full of repetitive win.

I am a procrastinator but i don't take others work. Pretty sad when someone tries to hand in another persons work as their own.

Remember, kids:

Copy from one source: Plagiarism
Copy from multiple sources: Research1

1
I can't remember where I first heard this.

Ah, youth.

You know what they do to people who plagiarize?
Easy
#1 = Razorbeak
#2 = DeathFang
 
2009-06-20 02:45:20 AM  
its only plagiarism when you DONT put the name of the writer, what she did was perfectly legal, and not stupid.
 
2009-06-20 03:41:05 AM  

Daeva: its only plagiarism when you DONT put the name of the writer, what she did was perfectly legal, and not stupid.


No, it's not. When you copy the whole thing, whether you credit or not, it's copyright infringement. When you quote part of it, that may be fair use.
 
2009-06-20 03:44:41 AM  

Daeva: its only plagiarism when you DONT put the name of the writer, what she did was perfectly legal, and not stupid.


If she didn't have permission, it was perfectly illegal and stupid.
 
2009-06-20 03:45:39 AM  

aaeko: Sometimes I copy words out of the dictionary so that I can spell them correctly.

Is that plagiarism?


Win - QFT... It'd be entertaining to cite every time you looked up a word in the "dictionary" (Meriam-Webster, 2008).
 
2009-06-20 05:19:27 AM  
tl;dr
 
2009-06-20 06:04:35 AM  
timujin [TotalFark] Quote 2009-06-19 03:16:51 PM
now that's good comedy
Link^ to the real writer's blog


Pocket Ninja [TotalFark] Quote 2009-06-19 03:23:38 PM
now that's good comedy
Link to the real writer's blog


ne2d [TotalFark] Quote 2009-06-19 03:37:42 PM
I'm not really sure what that website's all about, but every single article "by Annie Kaszina" names the author at the end.


serpent_sky [TotalFark] Quote 2009-06-19 03:47:58 PM
Hah... stupid. So they're attempting to do a SEO play, I think? Not realizing that repeated articles have less/no value? (I do this as part of my job and bang out multiple variations on the same theme at about 10 mins. each for that reason.)

Ah, Indian writers. My sources of amusement and frustration.


jekxrb [TotalFark] Quote 2009-06-19 03:52:52 PM
farm3.static.flickr.com

farm3.static.flickr.com

/Y'all should see some of the plagiarism attempts my students have tried to get away with. *sigh*
//She seems to do this as a matter of course.

The 'author' on this site has a PhD , my ass. But I'm guessing whomever is submitting these articles under the name "Annie Kaszina" started with her articles and was at that point smart enough to use her name. WOW. The stupid, it burns.

HA. Advice on how to submit articles?

/I hope 'she' doesn't get paid by the number of people who view 'her' articles.


dahmers love zombie [TotalFark] Quote 2009-06-19 04:08:20 PM
One of the first cases of plagiarism I caught as a fledgling prof was a student in a gut sociology course, who did not really speaka the English. His paper was masterful, had flawless internal citations, and late in the paper this gem:

"as we discussed in the previous chapter..."

On a hunch that he miiiiight not have been using the royal "we" while discussing the last chapter from the class, I checked, and indeed he had copied about eight pages, faithfully verbatim, from the source text. This was in the bad old pre-intarwebz days (1993), so if you wanted to cheat you actually had to do the typing. He was also utterly astonished that he was getting a zero.

My favorite one was the student who I failed once for plagiarizing during a fall term. He took me again next term and turned in his first submission, which was, of course, plagiarized. With his submission he included this note: "this time you're not going to catch me copying something online". He was right -- it was a printed text. But he was also wrong -- thank goodness for Amazon's "search inside" feature. That one got him expelled. Ah, youth.


RocketRod [TotalFark] Quote 2009-06-19 04:19:12 PM
http://www.new.citynewslive.com/Article/Edison-as-a-Patent-Troll--or-W​here-is-C a lifornia-Going-in-Stem-Cell-Research-/11653


Adjective Bird Whiskey [TotalFark] Quote 2009-06-19 04:29:23 PM
This reminds me of my days as a professor, because that is what I am. I am a professor. Nevertheless, one day a student copied something to write a paper. This was the days before writing utensils were readily available, as was the custom of the time. Notwithstanding, I had him beaten senseless. That was my job at the time.


aaeko Quote 2009-06-19 06:23:35 PM
Adjective Bird Whiskey: This was the days before writing utensils were readily available, as was the custom of the time.

Not an English Professor I take it?


cousin-merle Quote 2009-06-19 06:24:15 PM
Helpful hint: when posting links to Fark, try to pick articles that don't die after 88 clicks.


GeeksAreMyPeeps Quote 2009-06-19 06:25:44 PM
I plagiarize things on the internet, so I'm getting a real kick out of these replies


Jesus built my hybrid Quote 2009-06-19 06:25:53 PM
There is no way to get away with plagerism anymore.


Mongo cut wood Quote 2009-06-19 06:26:16 PM
Ward Churchill approves!

thescroogereport.files.wordpress.com


pottie Quote 2009-06-19 06:28:41 PM
Pocket Ninja, you crack me up...


gregscott Quote 2009-06-19 06:29:12 PM
One of the first cases of plagiarism I caught as a fledgling prof was a student in a gut sociology course, who did not really speaka the English. His paper was masterful, had flawless internal citations, and late in the paper this gem:

"as we discussed in the previous chapter..."

On a hunch that he miiiiight not have been using the royal "we" while discussing the last chapter from the class, I checked, and indeed he had copied about eight pages, faithfully verbatim, from the source text. This was in the bad old pre-intarwebz days (1993), so if you wanted to cheat you actually had to do the typing. He was also utterly astonished that he was getting a zero.

My favorite one was the student who I failed once for plagiarizing during a fall term. He took me again next term and turned in his first submission, which was, of course, plagiarized. With his submission he included this note: "this time you're not going to catch me copying something online". He was right -- it was a printed text. But he was also wrong -- thank goodness for Amazon's "search inside" feature. That one got him expelled. Ah, youth.


Jesus built my hybrid Quote 2009-06-19 06:29:41 PM
I plagiarize things on the internet, so I'm getting a real kick out of these replies


pope183 Quote 2009-06-19 06:30:34 PM
Pocket Ninja, you crack me up...


Gidgie Quote 2009-06-19 06:31:03 PM
This paper has been plagiarized. I can tell from some of the text and from seeing quite a few plagiarisms in my day.


TheAgeOfEgos Quote 2009-06-19 06:31:12 PM
One of the first cases of plagiarism I caught as a fledgling prof was a student in a gut sociology course, who did not really speaka the English. His paper was masterful, had flawless internal citations, and late in the paper this gem:

"as we discussed in the previous chapter..."

On a hunch that he miiiiight not have been using the royal "we" while discussing the last chapter from the class, I checked, and indeed he had copied about eight pages, faithfully verbatim, from the source text. This was in the bad old pre-intarwebz days (1993), so if you wanted to cheat you actually had to do the typing. He was also utterly astonished that he was getting a zero.

My favorite one was the student who I failed once for plagiarizing during a fall term. He took me again next term and turned in his first submission, which was, of course, plagiarized. With his submission he included this note: "this time you're not going to catch me copying something online". He was right -- it was a printed text. But he was also wrong -- thank goodness for Amazon's "search inside" feature. That one got him expelled. Ah, youth.


rhiannon [TotalFark] Quote 2009-06-19 06:31:17 PM
Internal Server Error

Yup, that's plagiarized alright.


PJ_the_Barbarian Quote 2009-06-19 06:32:49 PM
Item 1: this is funny stuff.

Item 2: boned already. Wow.

PJ_the_Barbarian is most known for writing novels like Oliver Twist, but wrote numerous short stories, poetry and articles over the course of his life.


Local repairman Quote 2009-06-19 06:33:09 PM
I plagiarize things on the internet, so I'm getting a real kick out of these replies

/going for irony


gregscott Quote 2009-06-19 06:33:09 PM
hey, TheAgeOfEgos, you stole my post!


hufnmouth Quote 2009-06-19 06:34:02 PM
Adjective Bird Whiskey: This reminds me of my days as a professor, because that is what I am. I am a professor. Nevertheless, one day a student copied something to write a paper. This was the days before writing utensils were readily available, as was the custom of the time. Notwithstanding, I had him beaten senseless. That was my job at the time.
I laughed;out loud this time.


Raven Darke Quote 2009-06-19 06:34:26 PM
OK people enough with plagiarizing each other's posts.
I'm getting deja vu all over again.

/The horse is dead already. You can stop beating it.
//Yes, I mean you. The one in the back.


acidbuzz Quote 2009-06-19 06:35:13 PM
now that's good comedy
Link^ to the real writer's blog


playdate [TotalFark] Quote 2009-06-19 06:35:37 PM
One of the first cases of plagiarism I caught as a fledgling prof was a student in a gut sociology course, who did not really speaka the English. His paper was masterful, had flawless internal citations, and late in the paper this gem:

"as we discussed in the previous chapter..."

On a hunch that he miiiiight not have been using the royal "we" while discussing the last chapter from the class, I checked, and indeed he had copied about eight pages, faithfully verbatim, from the source text. This was in the bad old pre-intarwebz days (1993), so if you wanted to cheat you actually had to do the typing. He was also utterly astonished that he was getting a zero.

My favorite one was the student who I failed once for plagiarizing during a fall term. He took me again next term and turned in his first submission, which was, of course, plagiarized. With his submission he included this note: "this time you're not going to catch me copying something online". He was right -- it was a printed text. But he was also wrong -- thank goodness for Amazon's "search inside" feature. That one got him expelled. Ah, youth.


Zinc Finger Quote 2009-06-19 06:35:50 PM
I'm surprised nobody has self-plagiarized their post yet.


aaeko Quote 2009-06-19 06:36:40 PM
Raven Darke: OK people enough with plagiarizing each other's posts.
I'm getting deja vu all over again.

That's exactly what I say!


playdate [TotalFark] Quote 2009-06-19 06:37:26 PM
Oops, sorry prof, I meant to use teh quotes.
Yeah, quotes, that's the ticket, it was an honest mistake.


hudef Quote 2009-06-19 06:37:30 PM
i55.photobucket.com
not impressed by rank amateurs


MedianJoe Quote 2009-06-19 06:38:16 PM
My plagiarism story:

When I was a T.A. in grad school I taught a chemistry lab. I busted someone for plagiarizing work from the web. (specifically the proposed chemical reaction). I know this because the chemical reaction scheme was in German.


Enrico Pallazzo Quote 2009-06-19 06:38:48 PM
Pocket Ninja: now that's good comedy
Link to the real writer's blog

Why the hell did it take me so long to see what you did there?


MorseCodeNowInHiDef Quote 2009-06-19 06:38:52 PM
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maxspeed Quote 2009-06-19 06:39:14 PM
Jesus built my hybrid: There is no way to get away with plagerism anymore.

But you can look right above your post if you have any doubts about the correct spelling of 'plagiarism'.

/sorry, but the word has been in almost every post yet you manage to misspell it.


oldass31 Quote 2009-06-19 06:39:54 PM
dahmers love zombie: One of the first cases of plagiarism I caught as a fledgling prof was a student in a gut sociology course, who did not really speaka the English. His paper was masterful, had flawless internal citations, and late in the paper this gem:

"as we discussed in the previous chapter..."

On a hunch that he miiiiight not have been using the royal "we" while discussing the last chapter from the class, I checked, and indeed he had copied about eight pages, faithfully verbatim, from the source text. This was in the bad old pre-intarwebz days (1993), so if you wanted to cheat you actually had to do the typing. He was also utterly astonished that he was getting a zero.

My favorite one was the student who I failed once for plagiarizing during a fall term. He took me again next term and turned in his first submission, which was, of course, plagiarized. With his submission he included this note: "this time you're not going to catch me copying something online". He was right -- it was a printed text. But he was also wrong -- thank goodness for Amazon's "search inside" feature. That one got him expelled. Ah, youth.

I felt gut-wrenchingly sick while reading this. I've never understood plagiarism; it seems so boring.


Obnox [TotalFark] Quote 2009-06-19 06:39:57 PM
dahmers love zombie: That one got him expelled. Ah, youth.

That kind of stupid should be painful. And it should burn. People like that should go around all day clutching their heads, saying, "Goddamn, it hurts so bad to be this stupid."


Airfoilsguy [TotalFark] Quote 2009-06-19 06:40:19 PM
Like I am going to read all that bullshiat for a probably anticlimactic cause

-1

fail


Point02GPA [TotalFark] Quote 2009-06-19 06:40:21 PM
One time a professor caught me plagiarizing on a very important paper. He gave me a failing grade. I took his class next term and he caught me cheating again. Hence the Login.


knoxvelour Quote 2009-06-19 06:40:32 PM
I just want to tell you both good luck. We're all counting on you.

/Did I do it right?


Jesus built my hybrid Quote 2009-06-19 06:40:47 PM
maxspeed: Jesus built my hybrid: There is no way to get away with plagerism anymore.

But you can look right above your post if you have any doubts about the correct spelling of 'plagiarism'.

/sorry, but the word has been in almost every post yet you manage to misspell it.

that would be plagiarism.


aaeko Quote 2009-06-19 06:41:18 PM
Sometimes I copy words out of the dictionary so that I can spell them correctly.

Is that plagiarism?


torquestripe Quote 2009-06-19 06:41:35 PM
timujin: now that's good comedy
Link^ to the real writer's blog

Pocket Ninja: now that's good comedy
Link to the real writer's blog

Now that's good comedy!


Mouren Quote 2009-06-19 06:42:48 PM
Farked link?

Sounds like a facepalm to me though.


d'art Quote 2009-06-19 06:43:00 PM
One of the first cases of plagiarism I caught as a fledgling prof was a student in a gut sociology course, who did not really speaka the English. His paper was masterful, had flawless internal citations, and late in the paper this gem:

"as we discussed in the previous chapter..."

On a hunch that he miiiiight not have been using the royal "we" while discussing the last chapter from the class, I checked, and indeed he had copied about eight pages, faithfully verbatim, from the source text. This was in the bad old pre-intarwebz days (1993), so if you wanted to cheat you actually had to do the typing. He was also utterly astonished that he was getting a zero.

My favorite one was the student who I failed once for plagiarizing during a fall term. He took me again next term and turned in his first submission, which was, of course, plagiarized. With his submission he included this note: "this time you're not going to catch me copying something online". He was right -- it was a printed text. But he was also wrong -- thank goodness for Amazon's "search inside" feature. That one got him expelled. Ah, youth.


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Odd The Viking Quote 2009-06-19 06:45:37 PM
Um, the "author" in question is merely posting a COPY of another writer's article. The website just happens to put "by " under the title. The post includes a LINK TO THE ORIGINAL.

This is not plagiarism, this is reposting.


Issor Quote 2009-06-19 06:47:31 PM
Item 1: this is funny stuff.

Item 2: boned already. Wow.

PJ_the_Barbarian is most known for writing novels like Oliver Twist, but wrote numerous short stories, poetry and articles over the course of his life.


August11 Quote 2009-06-19 06:48:26 PM
Plagiarism is promted by weak essay assignments.

Write an essay on Hamlet: you get blatant idea theft.

Write an essay where you defend Ophelia's suicide using Xenophon's The Education of Cyrus as evidence: Well, you don't get idea theft, just fewer students.

/Yah, I know she didn't kill herself


Jesus built my hybrid Quote 2009-06-19 06:48:29 PM
Point02GPA: One time a professor caught me plagiarizing on a very important paper. He gave me a failing grade. I took his class next term and he caught me cheating again. Hence the Login.

You could always get a career writing porn.


Goemagog Quote 2009-06-19 06:48:55 PM
once, when i was a college student, i discovered that the entire language arts department was plagiarizing the plagiarism policy. i pointed it out because i thought it was funny, they didn't think it was funny. they also didn't think it was wrong.


Ouisch [TotalFark] Quote 2009-06-19 06:49:19 PM
I'm a professional writer/editor, and as part of my work I contribute to a few online blogs. One blogger for a particular magazine's website asked me for some research help on a particular topic. Instead of just sending him links to pages that had the info he needed, I broke it down into several different paragraphs of explanation for each bullet point, and included a relevant link where applicable.

Much to my surprise, said blogger had a post listed under his own name and photo two days later and it was the information I'd sent him word for word, with no accreditation or acknowledgement whatsoever. I emailed the boss/editor-in-chief and sent him my original notes as proof, and his only response was "Uh, we can send you $XXX as a ghost writer payment." When I protested that that was not the point, that this person had put his name on someone else's work, all they did was pull his post. No further "punishment" apparently, as he is still a regular blogger for that site.


Inibrius Quote 2009-06-19 06:49:22 PM
Adjective Bird Whiskey: This reminds me of my days as a professor, because that is what I am. I am a professor. Nevertheless, one day a student copied something to write a paper. This was the days before writing utensils were readily available, as was the custom of the time. Notwithstanding, I had him beaten senseless. That was my job at the time.

Wasn't the onion on your belt getting in the way of the paper?


hudef Quote 2009-06-19 06:49:44 PM
Many professors in China have been fired in the last two years, as student clubs have been formed to run the professors old dissertations through plagiarism search engines. Until recently, brazen plagiarism was the norm for thesis and dissertations in most third world universities .


tenton Quote 2009-06-19 06:50:53 PM
Odd The Viking: Um, the "author" in question is merely posting a COPY of another writer's article. The website just happens to put "by " under the title. The post includes a LINK TO THE ORIGINAL.

This is not plagiarism, this is reposting.

I can't tell, the web server got FARKED in under 100 clicks.


Torchsong Quote 2009-06-19 06:51:59 PM
Um, the "author" in question is merely posting a COPY of another writer's article. The website just happens to put "by " under the title. The post includes a LINK TO THE ORIGINAL.

This is not plagiarism, this is reposting.

/Changed a single letter in the above, so it's not plaugiaourism
//I'm British, hence the spelling of "plagiarism"


Eatlemming Quote 2009-06-19 06:52:26 PM
One of the first cases of plagiarism I caught as a fledgling prof was a student in a gut sociology course, who did not really speaka the English. His paper was masterful, had flawless internal citations, and late in the paper this gem:

"as we discussed in the previous chapter..."

On a hunch that he miiiiight not have been using the royal "we" while discussing the last chapter from the class, I checked, and indeed he had copied about eight pages, faithfully verbatim, from the source text. This was in the bad old pre-intarwebz days (1993), so if you wanted to cheat you actually had to do the typing. He was also utterly astonished that he was getting a zero.

My favorite one was the student who I failed once for plagiarizing during a fall term. He took me again next term and turned in his first submission, which was, of course, plagiarized. With his submission he included this note: "this time you're not going to catch me copying something online". He was right -- it was a printed text. But he was also wrong -- thank goodness for Amazon's "search inside" feature. That one got him expelled. Ah, youth.


Epsilon [TotalFark] Quote 2009-06-19 06:52:36 PM
When I was in school it was much harder to plagiarize. Nowadays all kids have to do is copy, paste and print. It's too tempting to be lazy.

Back in the '80s and before we used to hand-write our reports with a pen (I know that's a foreign concept to current students). If you were going to plagiarize, you'd have to copy from an encyclopedia or another book and write it word-for-word. If you're going to go to all the trouble to write pages of text by hand, why plagiarize? It's pretty easy to move some things around, change some words, and interject some original thoughts. Then you cite your sources at the bottom and what do you know, you just wrote a report without plagiarizing!

Kids today are spoiled and lazy. That's all it is.


cannotsuggestaname [TotalFark] Quote 2009-06-19 06:52:54 PM
Odd The Viking: Um, the "author" in question is merely posting a COPY of another writer's article. The website just happens to put "by " under the title. The post includes a LINK TO THE ORIGINAL.

This is not plagiarism, this is reposting.


wait, what? Where is that link to the original? You mean that link at the bottom of the article that links to that very article on that site?

Article Source: http://www.new.citynewslive.com


Fireproof Quote 2009-06-19 06:53:57 PM
August11: Write an essay where you defend Ophelia's suicide using Xenophon's The Education of Cyrus as evidence: Well, you don't get idea theft, just fewer students.

/Yah, I know she didn't kill herself

She didn't?

/Hasn't read it in a while. Do explain.


No Such Agency Quote 2009-06-19 06:54:06 PM
Mongo cut wood:
Ward Churchill approves!

Holy crap, he looks just as wingnutty as I imagined.

My plagiarism story is this. I took a grad school biology course where, due to the usual professorial laziness, we all graded each others' papers. One of the students was a "course-based MSc" who had come from China with a totally bogus CV (claimed lots of lab experience, in reality she didn't know her ass from a centrifuge) and managed to stay anyway by crying racism when they tried to rescind her admission.

Some paragraphs of her paper were barely readable Chinglish, but others were flawless. It was obvious she'd copied them verbatim from a journal article, a lemur could have spotted it. I pointed this out to the prof and he sighed "yeah... I know..."

%$@#ing nothing was done about it because they didn't want to have her stirring up shiat again. They just failed her on the course, instead of the expulsion from grad school that a plagiarist customarily would get.

The other foreign students who toiled endlessly for their degrees should have given her a "blanket party" and thrown her in the harbour. And... she's probably still in Canada, smearing her incompetence all over some university lab position.


Magic_Button Quote 2009-06-19 06:54:19 PM
No one in Alberta knows where Australia is anyway, being way way up there in old Europe

www.imageviper.com


skittel Quote 2009-06-19 06:54:50 PM
man, I hate it when people plagiarize. I am a student at a university, studying game design, and have been pulled to the deans office over six times in the last year because instructors caught other students handing in my work as their own. Five of the times they tried to say that "I gave it to them" and the sixth one actually came clean.

I am a procrastinator but i don't take others work. Pretty sad when someone tries to hand in another persons work as their own.


Jesus built my hybrid Quote 2009-06-19 06:57:52 PM
Do you realize what would happen if I hand in my homework in your handwriting?


AuntNotAnt Quote 2009-06-19 06:58:10 PM
/.'d


Smackledorfer Quote 2009-06-19 06:58:40 PM
I got accused of plagiarism once. I asked the class for a show of hands on whether what the item in question was common knowledge and therefore didn't require a source. Everyone raised their hand. That was one professor who felt pretty dumb :)


Yodacat Quote 2009-06-19 06:59:21 PM
In my senior english class in high school, my teacher called me out for plagiarism on my term paper. I remember the sentence being some about "The Navy's being operational" or some damn thing. She asked me about that sentence, and what that type of usage was called. I said I had no idea. Apparently it is a 'gerund'. I never knew what it meant. I still don't know what it means... I just knew (somewhat) proper English, and how to make phrases longer... increasing my page length without actually saying anything more. That was all she had against me, and I promptly got a 40. A god damn 40. I still passed for the semester, but that's always stuck with me. When I was 6, I learned how to masturbate. I didn't know what it was, I just knew it felt soooo so right. God damn uppity teachers with their 'vocabulary'.


pope183 Quote 2009-06-19 06:59:44 PM
as i always say... and you can quote me ..

Plagiarists are always suspicious of being stolen from, Plagiarists at least have the quality of preservation....

Genius Borrows nobly.

pope183


Fireproof Quote 2009-06-19 07:00:37 PM
Epsilon: Back in the '80s and before we used to hand-write our reports with a pen (I know that's a foreign concept to current students). If you were going to plagiarize, you'd have to copy from an encyclopedia or another book and write it word-for-word. If you're going to go to all the trouble to write pages of text by hand, why plagiarize? It's pretty easy to move some things around, change some words, and interject some original thoughts. Then you cite your sources at the bottom and what do you know, you just wrote a report without plagiarizing!

Kids today are spoiled and lazy. That's all it is.

In 7th grade (1998-99) I had an old-fashioned science teacher who made us hand-write all our essays to cut back on plagiarism. I hadn't hand-written an essay in like six years. Wouldn't have been so bad if he hadn't required us to include pictures, which he demanded be hand-drawn or traced.


darkmayo Quote 2009-06-19 07:00:38 PM
One of the first cases of plagiarism I caught as a fledgling prof was a student in a gut sociology course, who did not really speaka the English. His paper was masterful, had flawless internal citations, and late in the paper this gem:

"as we discussed in the previous chapter..."

On a hunch that he miiiiight not have been using the royal "we" while discussing the last chapter from the class, I checked, and indeed he had copied about eight pages, faithfully verbatim, from the source text. This was in the bad old pre-intarwebz days (1993), so if you wanted to cheat you actually had to do the typing. He was also utterly astonished that he was getting a zero.

My favorite one was the student who I failed once for plagiarizing during a fall term. He took me again next term and turned in his first submission, which was, of course, plagiarized. With his submission he included this note: "this time you're not going to catch me copying something online". He was right -- it was a printed text. But he was also wrong -- thank goodness for Amazon's "search inside" feature. That one got him expelled. Ah, youth.


Doc Batarang Quote 2009-06-19 07:01:39 PM
I was running on empty (and admittedly, a little bit of amphetamine) in my first year of college when I wrote a research paper for English Comp class all about how to best plagiarize the particular paper that I was writing. I did get a 100%, but even I thought it was a little hacky even for the post-ironic age.


MagusAzod Quote 2009-06-19 07:02:59 PM
Fireproof: August11: Write an essay where you defend Ophelia's suicide using Xenophon's The Education of Cyrus as evidence: Well, you don't get idea theft, just fewer students.

/Yah, I know she didn't kill herself

She didn't?

/Hasn't read it in a while. Do explain.

I was just starting to look that up myself. Admittedly, it's been some time since I've read it, but I always thought she did commit suicide since she was denied a Christian burial (right??) Or was someone (Gertrurde?) trying to cover for something? I can't remember it well enough.


MiamiChef Quote 2009-06-19 07:03:13 PM
Ouisch:
and his only response was "Uh, we can send you $XXX as a ghost writer payment." When I protested that that was not the point, that this person had put his name on someone else's work, all they did was pull his post. No further "punishment" apparently, as he is still a regular blogger for that site.

You should have taken the $XXX.


Yodacat Quote 2009-06-19 07:03:35 PM
Yodacat: tl;dr

Also, I'm drunk. So whatever you grammer nazi's decide too point out, I can't even pay enough attention to what eye typed up they're two argue.


InuNoTaisho Quote 2009-06-19 07:04:21 PM
Pocket Ninja [TotalFark] Quote 2009-06-19 03:23:38 PM
now that's good comedy
Link to the real writer's blog


pope183 Quote 2009-06-19 07:04:35 PM
If I'd written all the truth I knew for the past ten years, about 600 people - including me - would be rotting in prison cells from Rio to Seattle today. Absolute truth is a very rare and dangerous commodity in the context of professional journalism.


0rion Quote 2009-06-19 07:06:56 PM
I'm pretty sure this should have been a PROTIP:


PJ_the_Barbarian Quote 2009-06-19 07:07:08 PM
Odd The Viking: Um, the "author" in question is merely posting a COPY of another writer's article. The website just happens to put "by " under the title. The post includes a LINK TO THE ORIGINAL.

This is not plagiarism, this is reposting.

Well, the original author thinks it's plagiarism, so either we have to conclude that he's right or that he's an oversensitive douchebag.


Stroke_N_Focus Quote 2009-06-19 07:07:24 PM
At my high school the last couple things you did was a senior paper about a senior project everyone had to do. And the valedictorian plagiarized somewhere on his paper...so they stripped him of the title and gave it to some other kid...


Your all welcome.


orat-on-a-stick Quote 2009-06-19 07:08:49 PM
Jesus built my hybrid: Do you realize what would happen if I hand in my homework in your handwriting?

Yeah, and if we don't get this article in 88 clicks, it's going 404!!!


hudef Quote 2009-06-19 07:09:03 PM
Plagiarism is for those who have not mastered the art of paraphrasing. 95% of non-fiction books published today are just compilation and paraphrasing. Anyone knowledgeable in an area can spot these replicant books, lacking in any original contribution.

On the web the percentage exceeds 99.


/my ass is a cornucopia of relevant statistics


SurahAhriman Quote 2009-06-19 07:09:36 PM
skittel: man, I hate it when people plagiarize. I am a student at a university, studying game design, and have been pulled to the deans office over six times in the last year because instructors caught other students handing in my work as their own. Five of the times they tried to say that "I gave it to them" and the sixth one actually came clean.

I am a procrastinator but i don't take others work. Pretty sad when someone tries to hand in another persons work as their own.

My CS classes had two kinds of students: The ones who already knew the entire course going in, and the 80% desperately and pathetically trying to copy their work.


koan Quote 2009-06-19 07:09:40 PM
hudef: Many professors in China have been fired in the last two years, as student clubs have been formed to run the professors old dissertations through plagiarism search engines. Until recently, brazen plagiarism was the norm for thesis and dissertations in most third world universities .

There seems to be a lack of education regarding ethics and plagiarism in China and India. I see copies of articles from my site all over free blogs, and it seems to be invariably some clueless indian.


castufari Quote 2009-06-19 07:09:43 PM
When I was teaching at a local community college I had a kid hand in a paper on IPv6. It was brilliant...but no way it was his. Took a lot of searching but I found t

(blah blah blah)
 
2009-06-20 07:11:18 AM  
One of the first cases of plagiarism I caught as a fledgling prof was a student in a gut sociology course, who did not really speaka the English. His paper was masterful, had flawless internal citations, and late in the paper this gem:

"as we discussed in the previous chapter..."

On a hunch that he miiiiight not have been using the royal "we" while discussing the last chapter from the class, I checked, and indeed he had copied about eight pages, faithfully verbatim, from the source text. This was in the bad old pre-intarwebz days (1993), so if you wanted to cheat you actually had to do the typing. He was also utterly astonished that he was getting a zero.

My favorite one was the student who I failed once for plagiarizing during a fall term. He took me again next term and turned in his first submission, which was, of course, plagiarized. With his submission he included this note: "this time you're not going to catch me copying something online". He was right -- it was a printed text. But he was also wrong -- thank goodness for Amazon's "search inside" feature. That one got him expelled. Ah, youth.
 
2009-06-20 07:16:10 AM  
OK people enough with plagiarizing each other's posts.
I'm getting deja vu all over again.

/The horse is dead already. You can stop beating it.
//Yes, I mean you. The one in the back.
 
2009-06-20 07:56:45 AM  
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2009-06-20 08:22:14 AM  
I too have been employed as Professor of English at major University. So also I do understand how the situation is. As example, One of the first cases of plagiarism I caught as a fledgling prof was a student in a gut sociology course, who did not really speaka the English. His paper was masterful, had flawless internal citations, and late in the paper this gem:

"as we discussed in the previous chapter..."

On a hunch that he miiiiight not have been using the royal "we" while discussing the last chapter from the class, I checked, and indeed he had copied about eight pages, faithfully verbatim, from the source text. This was in the bad old pre-intarwebz days (1993), so if you wanted to cheat you actually had to do the typing. He was also utterly astonished that he was getting a zero.

But also were others too. I liked many of them for purposes of innovation and challenge but My favorite one was the student who I failed once for plagiarizing during a fall term. He took me again next term and turned in his first submission, which was, of course, plagiarized. With his submission he included this note: "this time you're not going to catch me copying something online". He was right -- it was a printed text. But he was also wrong -- thank goodness for Amazon's "search inside" feature. That one got him expelled. Ah, youth.

So it is clear to see that plagarism is wrong. Those who plagarise will be captured for it and those will be punished also! This is why all writing must be original to the original writer.
 
2009-06-20 09:11:33 AM  
My first encounter with plagiarism was in a high school computer science class back in 1983. We had a term project where we were supposed to create a project as a team with two other people. My team couldn't decide on a single project so we got approval to do three separate projects and then put them under a single menu picker with our individual grades coming from our own code.

As the end of the term got closer and closer my project and that of one of the other two guys was finished. The third person kept putting us off saying he was working on it. In the last few days before we had to turn it in he dumped a mostly not working game into the community code and we added it to the menu and turned it all in.

A few days later the instructor pulled us all aside, told us that the third person's game was in fact stolen nearly verbatim from a magazine the instructor subscribed to and that our grades depended on whether or not the game I had written (a Rubik's Cube simulation) had been similarly stolen from anywhere.

As the code was in fact entirely mine, I ended up getting an A, the gut who stole the code got an F and I don't remember what the third guy got for a grade.
 
2009-06-20 11:58:21 AM  
When I was taking Journalism I plagiarized a paper I had to write for a make-up exam I missed, out of time pressures.

I didn't copy everything word for word, and a lot of it was my own thoughts. But a few paragraphs I didn't bother citing at all.

My prof recognized those paragraphs as a different style from my own writing and called me on it. I failed the course because the paper was a requirement, and I failed the year because the class was a requirement.

It was the best stupid mistake I've ever learned as a journalist, and I'm glad it happened to me in school instead of in the field. Sure, I wish I wasn't dumb enough to do it then, but now I am overcautious of ever stealing others words.

One screw up like that in the real world, and good luck finding work in the future.
 
2009-06-20 12:48:45 PM  
I've only plagiarized a few times. One of the first times, I got caught by a fledgling prof in a gut sociology course. At the time, I did not really speaka the English. My paper was masterful, had flawless internal citations, and late in the paper this gem:

"as we discussed in the previous chapter..."

That's what gave me away. On a hunch that I miiiiight not have been using the royal "we" while discussing the last chapter from the class, the prof checked, and indeed I had copied about eight pages, faithfully verbatim, from the source text. Big mistake. This was in the bad old pre-intarwebz days (1993), so if you wanted to cheat you actually had to do the typing. Man, that was a biatch. I was also utterly astonished that I got a zero.

My second time, I failed for plagiarizing during a fall term. I took a course from the same prof again next term and turned in my first submission, which was, of course, plagiarized. I taunted that jerk professor with a note: "this time you're not going to catch me copying something online". I was right -- it was a printed text. But I was also wrong -- goddamn Amazon's "search inside" feature. That one got me expelled. Ah, youth. It sucks.
 
2009-06-21 06:31:15 AM  
Good god. There's enough copypasta here to feed Italy.
 
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